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Issues of Addiction

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

Examination of case studies, personal experiences and facts surrounding addictive substances and behaviours enables students to consider all aspects and to make informed choices. Divided into separate KS3 and KS4 sections with supportive Teachers' Notes, care has been taken to include applicable legal information.

Topics include: How easy it is to become addicted; Cannabis; Ecstasy; Heroin; Tobacco; Alcohol; Solvents; Gambling; Computer games; Bullying; Television; The fashion to be thin; Shop til you drop; Promiscuity; Body piercing and tatooing.

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Size: 69 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 373 7
Author(s): Eileen Osborne
Code: ISOA
Popularity rank: 181

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Contents List

LESSONS

KEY STAGE 3

  • 7 BEHIND THE WORD What addiction means and how any form of addiction can affect lives.
  • 9 WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? The smoking of cannabis among the under 14s.
  • 11 UP IN SMOKE Smoking cigarettes - exploring the reasons why young people start and who is most likely to smoke.
  • 13 A BIT OF FUN? The dangers of solvent sniffing.
  • 15 HEADS YOU WIN… Exploring the attractions of gambling.
  • 17 THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Arcades - looking at the dangers and attractions for young people.
  • 19 A PACK OF CARDS Looking at the dangers in gambling at cards.
  • 21 ALL NIGHT LONG Computers and the Internet - exploring their fascination for the young.
  • 23 HITTING THE RIGHT LEVELS Understanding the fascination of computer games for young people.
  • 25 GRAZING THE NIGHT AWAY The problems some people have of eating snacks and 'bites' rather than meals.
  • 27 FAST FOOD FOR EVER! The attraction of fast food and its dangers.
  • 29 NOT YOU AGAIN! Why and how bad behaviour can become addictive.
  • 31 BIG BULLY, LITTLE BULLY Looking at bullying behaviours and the reasons for them.
  • 33 ON THE BOX Examining the 'square eyes' syndrome - why too much TV can be harmful.

KEY STAGE 4

  • 35 ADDICTED - NOT ME! Examination of how easy it is to become addicted.
  • 37 A PART OF LIFE? The cannabis culture of today.
  • 39 GO, GO, GO Ecstasy and its use in the dance club scene.
  • 41 I NEVER THOUGHT… Heroin addiction and the young.
  • 43 DO I LOOK BIG IN THIS? Examining the 'fashion' to be thin and the influence of the media in this.
  • 45 ONLY A POUND Scratch card addiction.
  • 47 EVERYBODY DOES IT Looking at the truth about drug abuse in the under-18 age group.
  • 49 SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP The need to shop and spend money.
  • 51 WHAT'S LOVE TO DO WITH SEX? Promiscuity among young people and why some regard it as normal behaviour.
  • 53 ALL TANKED UP The image the media gives about the glamour of alcohol.
  • 55 MIRROR, MIRROR The pressures on young people always to look good.
  • 57 THE 'IN' DIET The dangers of 'serial' and 'crash' dieting.
  • 59 A BODY BEAUTIFUL? Body piercing and tattooing - and some of the drawbacks.
  • 61 MUST HAVES The need to have the latest of everything, such as designer wear and mobile phones.
  • 63 APPENDIX 1: OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
  • 64 APPENDIX 2: GLOSSARY OF DRUGS
  • 67 APPENDIX 3: WHAT DOES IT DO? (KS3)
  • 69 APPENDIX 4: DRUGS AND THE LAW (KS3)
  • 71 APPENDIX 5: SOFT DRUG? HARD DRUG? (KS4)