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Classification of drugs

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Rhys Vance

on 14 September 2017

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Remember your homework must be submitted to Mr Vance by the end of today.

Hand out assessment task.

The assessment task
12/10/2017 Thursday Week 1 Term 4
classification of drugs
Research task
Slows down the activity of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), which reduces a person's alertness, and also slows down functions such as breathing and heart rate.
Your homework?
Must be submitted to Mr Vance today, that is both;
1) The 'Bullying. No Way!' sheets
2) the anti bullying campaign.
Classification of drugs
The classification of drugs.
In groups of 3 you are to research the drugs that are classifications.
1) Stimulants 2) Hallucinogenics 3) Depressants
How do we classify drugs?
legal and illegal
Divide the classifications amongst the group
Through you investigations you are to find out:
What it does?
Its main effects on the body.
Common examples
You are to create a children's book using the knowledge you have gained from this topic of bullying.
The book will target 6-7 year old children.
Through your book the child will develop a greater understanding of:
- What is bullying?
- What are the different types of bullying?
- The reasons why people bully others?
- How does bullying affect the victim?
- How can they help others who are being bullied?
Your story must include:
A title
Your name clearly identified as the author
Pictures to support the readers understanding of the issues presented
Now share your new found knowledge with your group
Increase the activity of the central nervous system, making the person more alert and aroused

In other words, they speed up the messages going to and from the brain
Main effects:
- Puts a strain on your heart
- Increases your body temperature
- Stops you feeling hungry
- Can make you paranoid, anxious or psychotic
Examples include:
Caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate) nicotine, ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine's (speed and ice)
Make a person see, hear, smell or feel things that are not there.

Main effects on the mind:
Make you panicked, anxious or paranoid
Make you take risks you wouldn't normally take
Make you lose touch with reality.

Effects on the body:
Muscle twitch
Sickness and vomiting
Dilated pupils
Shaking, numbness and weakness
Increased heart rate
Examples include LSD, magic mushrooms and cannabis
The use of depressants can:
Cause slurred speech and drowsiness
Impair coordination, memory and judgement
Make you pass out
Stop breathing
Make you feel sick and vomit.
Examples of depressants include alcohol, heroin and cannabis
In other words, they change a persons perception of reality
HAND in a draft!!! and ask Mr Vance questions
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