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The Impact of Drugs LESSON 4


Targets:  To understand the harmful effects illegal 

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drugs have on the mind and body. To analyse the way illegal drug taking can affect the addicts family and society as a whole. Key Words: Anti-Depressants Stimulants


Connection…  YouTube - Heroin Addicts Speak  YouTube - Drug abuse pictures before and after

 Record your own thoughts on the impact of drugs

using the following images/videos.


 Activation  BBC News | EDUCATION | Heroin victim's death  

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used as warning Demonstration Read the article together and discuss the impact Rachel’s addiction had on: Her Her Family Her community


Demonstration Key Question - This would be worth 6 marks….

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Are the Government responsible for dealing with drug addiction? Should the Government help, or punish? What do you think? How would a Christian respond to this question? You MUST refer to Christian teachings.

Key Words – Include these……

 Welfare state  Victims/depression  Jesus  Good Samaritan


Underline sections indicate marks‌. Model Answer Key Question - This would be worth 6 marks‌. 1. Are the Government responsible for dealing with drug addiction? Should the Government help, or punish? What do you think? How would a Christian respond to this question? The Government introduced the Welfare State in 1947 to cure the ills in our society, to care for the sick. Helping addicts, or people who are ill, falls into this category. Drug users are often victims of other factors, such as domestic abuse, stress and/or depression. Drugs are often a way out of dealing with a problem. If this problem can be dealt with, then drug addiction can be stopped. A Christian would argue that by helping the sick, you are helping Jesus himself. Helping someone in need is an act of love. You should not pass someone in need, as told by the story of the Good Samaritan.


Plenary - Watch the video clip ď‚— Why did Samashapin begin taking drugs? ď‚— How has faith helped Samashapin?


Impact of drugs