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THIRD TERM

WEEK 1

TOPIC: NATURE OF DRUG ABUSE AND ITS EFFECTS

  1. Meaning of Drug abuse
  2. Examples of Drugs Made from Interaction between Chemicals
  3. Specific Effects of Heroine, Cocaine and Sedatives

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to;

  1. State examples of drugs made from interaction between chemicals.
  2. List effects of each of heroine, cocaine and sedative.

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CONTENT OF THE LESSON

Substance abuse is drug abuse and taking without the doctor’s advice or prescription. Some substances when taken changes the action of the body. Examples of substances are heroine, cocaine, Indian hemp, etc.

EXAMPLES OF DRUGS MADE FROM INTERACTION BETWEEN CHEMICALS

  1. Aspirin
  2. Paracetamol
  3. Cough mixture
  4. Chloroquine
  5. Chloramphenicol
  6. Valium
  7. Antibiotics, etc.

EXAMPLES OF SUBSTANCES ABUSE

  1. Heroin
  2. Cocaine
  3. Sedative

EFFECTS OF DRUGS ABUSE ON HEALTH/SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DRUGS ABUSE

Effects of Heroine (Street Name – Gbana)

  1. Respiratory infection
  2. Jaundice
  3. Chills and cramps
  4. Panic
  5. Nausea
  6. Lack of appetite
  7. Loss of weight

Effects of Cocaine (Street Name – Coke)

  1. Increase blood pressure
  2. Stroke
  3. Loss of weight
  4. Convulsions
  5. Death

Effects of Sedative Drugs (MANDRAX AND VALIUM)

  1. Anxiety
  2. Disorientation
  3. Co – ordination
  4. Poor school performance
  5. Truancy
  6. Drop – out of school

Strategies and activities

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic

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Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions

Step 5: Teacher evaluates the pupils

Evaluation and Assignment

  1. State 4 examples of drugs made from interaction between chemicals.
  2. List 2 effects of each of heroine, cocaine and sedative.

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