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As it is

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs.

Description: The AS IT IS DVD is a resource that tackles the issues of gang fighting, territorialism, offending behaviour and substance misuse. The DVD was produced by a partnership of statutory and voluntary agencies based in Glasgow. Accompanying pack was developed by Glasgow Council on Alcohol.  DVD includes interviews with real people and graphic imagery which some people may find disturbing. The resource challenges entrenched thinking by showing how choices made by gang members have impacted in their own and other people’s lives.  Police Scotland advise that the resource is an early intervention toolkit and can be used with P7, S1 & S2 pupils.  This resource will generate discussion and provoke different thinking with all age groups.  It is recommended that parental consent should be obtained if this resource is to be used with persons under the age of 16. It is strongly recommended that staff view the films and teaching aids prior to use.  If additional hard copies are required please contact Inspector Stevie Kinvig, Police Scotland.

Type: Pack.

Target group: Second; Third; Fourth.

IT/practical requirements: Access to DVD Player/PC & Projector to allow DVD to be played.

Implications for staff: The nature of this resource means that staff should review prior to use, young people may have experienced gang fighting & consequences & as a result may require support during and after use of the resource. DVD contains graphic scenes of violence.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: TBC

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Buzzin

Topic: Drugs.

Description:  Buzzin explores the impact of solvent abuse on the lives of young people living in the fictional town of Duncastle through the use of  a DVD and lesson plans. The resource aims to raise awareness of dangers and effects of volatile substance abuse.

Type: Online resource.

Target group: Third. 

IT/practical requirements: Internet required to download pack and film.

Implications for staff: Pack has a teachers guide included.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link:  http://www.re-solv.org/education-prevention/

QA Tool: Buzzin QA Tool

Drugs Awareness

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs.

Description:  Drug Awareness is an interactive intervention to introduce the risks and effects of legal and illegal drugs with an alcohol and drugs harm reduction focus. The aim is to raise knowledge and awareness of different legal and illegal drugs and highlight the physical, social and emotional effects of drug use/misuse at a secondary school level and ensure pupils have an understanding of the negative consequences of taking drugs. This intervention uses methods that are interactive, current, and engaging for the young people enabling them to discover information and guidance on drugs.

Type: Lesson plan.

Target group: Third.

IT/practical requirements: List of resources required indicated in facilitator’s notes.

Implications for staff: This resource is normally delivered by GCA in schools.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Drugs Awareness (zip)   email@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org

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Choices For Life: Choices (NPS)

The Choices resource was produced prior to the 2016 Psychoactive Substances Act and shows a young person buying NPS from a shop.  This, however, may be a useful discussion point to demystify any beliefs still held that you can legally purchase NPS from a shop or on-line. This does not detract from the wider learning in the film in relation to risky behaviours and substance misuse in general.

Topic: Drugs (New Psychoactive Substances)

Description: The film focuses on Ben as he is faced with a variety of choices around the topic of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). This is an interactive video drama where learners get to make the choices for Ben and see the consequences. There are a variety of choices that can be selected.  

Type: Online resource, Lesson Plan, Film

Target group: Fourth level, Senior Phase

IT/practical requirements: Access to the internet required 

Implications for staff: None

Cost attached: None

Resource link: 

QA Tool: Choices QA Tool

Substance Misuse Primary Education Lesson Plans

Topic: Alcohol Drugs & Tobacco.

Description: The Substance Misuse Education Working Group have created new lesson plans (Early, First and Second Level) which are based on the Substance Misuse Education Resource Pack developed by Educational Services and NHS staff from West Dunbartonshire. A range of activities are provided which include interactive quizzes, paired working and individual learning. Some lesson plans have follow-up activities to further develop children’s learning on the topic. Home activity exercises have been included in some lessons to reinforce learning and promote discussion between parents/carers and their children. Additional lessons will continue to be developed by the Substance Misuse Education Working group in order to create a framework for substance misuse education.

 Early levelP1 lesson 1 – People who help meP1 lesson 2 – Unsafe situations and emergenciesFirst levelP2 lesson 2 – Decision makingP3 lesson 2 – RisksP3 lesson 3 – Decisions, Decisions!P4 lesson 1 – ConsequencesP4 lesson 2 – Peer pressureP4 lesson 3 – MedicinesP4 lesson 4 – What to do in an emergencySecond levelP5 lesson 1 – What are substances part 1: alcohol and tobaccoP5 lesson 2 – What are substances part 2: drugs and solventsP5 lesson 3 – Consequences – Risks and effectsP5 lesson 4 – Doing the right thingP6 lesson 1 – What are drugs part 1: legal drugsP6 lesson 2 – What are drugs part 2: illegal drugsP6 lesson 3 – RisksP7 lesson 1 – Consequences: drugs and the lawP7 lesson 2 – ResponsibilitiesP7 lesson 3 – Antisocial behaviour and substance misuse

Type: Lesson plans, online resource

Target group: Early; First; Second. 

IT/practical requirements: Access to PC and internet required for some lessons.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Substance Misuse Primary Education Lesson Plans (zip files)

QA Tool: Primary Education Lesson Plans QA Tool

Substance Misuse PSE Curriculum Pack

Topic: Substance Misuse: drugs (including NPS), alcohol and tobacco

Description: 

Provides teachers with suggested lessons and resources to support delivery of substance misuse lessons as part of the PSE curriculum in Secondary Schools.  Learners will develop their understanding of the use and misuse of a variety of substances including over the counter and prescribed medicines, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, solvents and new psycho active substances.  They will explore and develop their understanding of the impact of risk taking behaviour on their life choices.  Learners are enabled to make informed personal choices with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles.

S1 Module

  • Lesson 1 – What is a drug
  • Lesson 2 – Sophie’s Story (Alcohol)
  • Lesson 3 – Peer Pressure
  • Lesson 4 – Understanding the school’s policy on drugs

S2 Module

  • Lesson 1 – Drug names and effects
  • Lesson 2 – Drugs and the law
  • Lesson 3 – So what do you think you know about alcohol?
  • Lesson 4 – Why do people use drugs?

S3 Module

  • Lesson 1 – What’s in a unit?
  • Lesson 2 – Helping other people
  • Lesson 3 – Smoking: attitudes, myths and facts
  • Lesson 4 – Choices (NPS)

S4 Module

  • Lesson 1 – Cannabis: the facts
  • Lesson 2 – Risky situations
  • Lesson 3 – Keeping safe – emergency action
  • Lesson 4 – Social implications of substance misuse

S5 Module

  • Lesson 1 – Alcohol and advertising
  • Lesson 2 – Trouble in town
  • Lesson 3 – Alcohol & Drugs, what do you think?
  • Lesson 4 – Scott’s Story (cannabis)

Type: Lesson Plan(s), Online Resource, Film

Target group: Third; Fourth; Senior phase.

IT/practical requirements: None

Implications for staff: None

Resource link: Substance Misuse PSE Curriculum Pack (zip files)

Cost attached: No

QA Tool: PSE Curriculum Pack QA Tool

Alternative resource links (no zip files):

Sun, sea and safety

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs

Description:  *Resource linked to Fourth Level E’s and O’s, however use is recommended with Senior Phase students* Sun, Sea and Safety is an interactive intervention to increase knowledge of the impact of alcohol on safety whilst abroad taking a harm reduction focus. The aim is to reduce the negative impact of alcohol use/ misuse while abroad and raise awareness of different risky situations and consequences. This intervention uses methods that are interactive, current, age appropriate and engaging for the young people enabling them to discover information and guidance on alcohol.

Type: Lesson plan.

Target group: Senior phase.

IT/practical requirements: List of resources required indicated in facilitator’s notes.

Implications for staff: This resource is normally delivered by GCA in schools.

Resource download link: Sun Sea Safety (zip)   http://www.glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org/contact/

Cost attached: No.

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Take a Drink

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs

Description: Drama performed by PACE Theatre Company highlighting the dangers of risk taking behaviour to young people, for example, the consequences/situations facing young people under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. The drama follows three characters who attend a party and all have very different experiences due to their excessive alcohol consumption. Follow up workshops are delivered by Glasgow Council on Alcohol to allow discussion about issues raised in the play.  This play is commissioned by NHS GG&C for all Glasgow Secondary Schools at present.  If you are interested in running a similiar project outwith the Glasgow area please contact PACE Theatre Company directly.  Take A Drink 2012 Evaluation Report available on request.

Type: Performance/Drama

Target group: Third; Fourth; Senior phase. 

IT/practical requirements:  Stage area required or large hall depending on audience size. Drama company provide all required equipment including sound equipment.

Implications for staff:  None.

Resource link: http://www.pacetheatre.com

Cost attached: No.

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The Drugs Wheel

Topic: Drugs

Description:  Drugs wheel resource contains up to date names and categories for illegal drugs, new psychoactive substances (drugs formally known as legal highs), solvents and prescription drugs used recreationally.  Can be used to raise awareness during class discussion and the Drugs Wheel game supports young people to work as a group to categorise the drugs.  Could complement a lesson on the effects of drugs. 

Type: Online resource.

Target group: Third; Fourth; Senior phase

IT/practical requirements:  All resources are available for download via the website.  Powerpoint version also available for use on Smart Board.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: The Drugs Wheel

QA Tool: QA Tool Drugs – The Drugs Wheel

Young Booze Busters Website

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs; Tobacco.

Description:  Interactive, incentive based information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  This online resource contains information for young people and parents/carers as well as video clips, games, competitions and a link to Becky Booze Buster. Provides information on alcohol.  Additonal information on drugs and tobacco has recently been added.

Type: Online interactive resource.

Target group: Third; Fourth.

IT/practical requirements:  Computer with internet access.  You Tube access required to watch videos.  Link to Becky Booze Busters is via Facebook or email.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: http://www.geaap.com/     Young Booze Busters

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Choices For Life Film: Scott’s Story (Drugs-Cannabis)

Topic: Drugs (Cannabis)

Description:  Together with PACE Theatre, Choices for Life have produced a series of dramas “Someday” which are all interlinked. They tell the story of Liam, Sophie and Scott are they experience peer pressure, smoking, drugs and alcohol for the first time and must face the consequences that lead from it. 

Scott’s story is about a young adult who decides to use cannabis to help him cope with stress. The film shows how this choice impacts his life. Explores many of the consequences of cannabis: its effects on relationships, motivation, school work, reliability and drug driving.  The film lasts approximately 15 minutes and can either be watched on its own or as part of the Someday series covering related themes. 

Type: Online resource, Film

Target group: Third Level, Fourth Level, Senior Phase

IT/practical requirements: Access to the internet required 

Implications for staff: None

Cost attached: None

Resource link: 

QA Tool: Scott’s Story QA Tool