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Description

Drug addiction not only affects the addicts' lives, but those around them too. There are many different types of drugs which harm our bodies in different ways. Some illegal highs can lead to panic attacks and anxieties, other drugs have more harmful effects.

The people featured talk about their experimentation with drugs and the consequences on their physical and mental health, as well as their wider lives. There is also a look at how talking to someone can help and how the lives of those featured have improved since giving up their drug addiction.
This clip is from:
Head Case: Treat Yourself to Better Mental Health
First broadcast:
1 June 2012

Classroom Ideas

Pupils could create and label living graphs for the people in the clip. The graphs should show how the people felt physically and mentally, from the start of their drug abuse through to their receiving help and entering recovery. The living graph scale should go from 10 to -10, with 10 being extremely good and -10 being extremely bad.