Legal and illegal drugs

Today year 4 discussed what we know as legal and illegal drugs.

There are four categories that drugs can be divided into:
• socially acceptable drugs-
• prescribed drugs-
• over the counter medicines-
• controlled drugs (illegal drugs)-

The children thought about what drugs they would put into each category.

We then went on to looking at legal drugs such as alcohol and smoking. Many children would not see these as drugs as they are commonly seen and used, but a drug is a medicine or any other substance which changes your physiology (the part of the body which deals with how you function normally) when used or eaten.

Well done Year 4 for having a very mature discussion this afternoon and then thinking of some slogans to help keep away from drugs.

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