For the Classroom
Prescription for Trouble
Lesson Plan Grades 6-8 Not My Body (cont.)
Ask, If you know a medicine can hurt your body in these ways, why would you take it? What attracts people to these medicines? Why do they abuse them? How can we as a society influence teens and even adults to find totally drug-free alternatives for stress, relaxation and even concentration?
Have them write a response to these questions in their journals or in a paragraph to be submitted.
Did students participate in the discussion?
Did each group complete the research?
Did each group complete the body map?
Did class members understand the
dangers/risks of drug abuse?
COMMONLY ABUSED PRESCRIPTION OR OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINES
Dextromethorpan (cough medicine) Alka-seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine, Coricidin HPB Cough and Cold, Dayquil LiquiCaps, Dimetapp DM, Robitussin cough products, Sudafed cough products, Triaminic cough syrups, Tylenol Cold products, Vicks 44 Cough Relief products and Vicks NyQuil LiquiCaps.
Opioids/pain relievers: Dilaudid, Lorcet, Lortab, OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, Tylox, Vicodin
Depressants: Valium, Xanax
Stimulants: Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin
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