on Substances or Behaviours
This is a companion lesson to the one on Cannabis, however it can be used separately if you wish.
Dependence is a situation where someone has lost control of their relationship with the substance. There are many substances or behaviours that young people can develop a dependence on.
In this lesson, students explore the effects of cannabis and other substance use on pre-existing mental health problems and look at signs of dependence.
Junior Cycle Wellbeing
Strand 4: My Mental Health
2.5 demonstrate the personal and social skills to address pressure to smoke, to drink alcohol and/or use other substances.
4.7 Explain the significance of substance use for one's mental health.
Slides for use in lesson
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Delivering the Dependence Lesson
Andrew Bates from St Colmcille's Community School discusses his experience developing and delivering this lesson on dependence with his 2nd Year students.