Transcript PPL 1OM Continuum of Drug Use
PPL 1OM Substance Use Continuum Description • They will examine why people use drugs and identify school and community support resources. Overall Expectations • Demonstrate personal strategies to deal effectively with the social influences that contribute to the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (e.g. cannabis) Specific Expectations • identify the school and community resources involved in the education, prevention and treatment of the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs True or False • Drug users learn to use drugs from their families or friends. • Drugs increase the frequency of chemical dependence. • Teenagers tend to use drugs more heavily and frequently. • Purchasing a joint locally is aiding terrorists around the world. Causes for Drug Use • Experimenting at social events. • Flight or fight response to different stresses. – Fight – stand up to the stress – Flight – avoid the stress • Triggers of stress: family, school, work, etc. • Adolescent brain is more sensitive to drugs. Causes for Drug Abuse • • • • Low self-esteem Flight response to everyday stress. ‘Normalize’ drug use to justify means. Affiliation with other drug users. – Desire to feel wanted • Difficult cycle to break – Physical, psychological and sociological dependence Continuum of Drug Use • Experimenter • Curious to try a drug • Person may or may not use again. • Occasional User • Consumption increases and mental health changes. • Regular • Pre-occupied with drugs (anytime); normalize • Dependent • Seeking high all the time; flight response; mentally unstable Activity • As a class list the reasons why teenagers are at risk of becoming chemically dependent. Drug Network • Locally a student makes a purchase of a joint from another student (dealer). Seems harmless? Pyramid marketing 101. • $ transfer from one student to dealer • Dealer spent $ to purchase from a regional dealer. • Regional dealer spends $ to purchase from organized crime. Ie. Hells Angels • Hells Angels purchases bigger ticket drug heroin from drug warlords in Afganistan. • Drug Warlord spends $ to buy military munitions. • STOP supporting the slaughter of innocent people. Community Support Resources • • • • • Muskoka Drug Addiction Counselling Huntsville Hospital Family Physician Counsellors – Gelderbloom, Zielonko HHS Public Health Nurse Summative Assignment • Students will prepare a report for an audience of a grade 7 class. – Identify facts/myths related to the use and abuse of drugs. – Explain the effects of use and abuse of drugs. – Identify resources and treatment for drug users. • An evaluation rubric will be handed out.