Module 5: young people, society and AOD: facilitator's guide

Topic 3: Understanding AOD use in society

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 20 minutes

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Helping young people identify their needs


Learners will be introduced to the various reasons behind young people and AOD use. Schaeffer's model helps the learner to understand and identify with different patterns of drug use. Other 'model' types will be discussed and compared during this particular topic.

Key issues

3.1 Reasons why people use drugs

3.2 Types of AOD use – Schaeffer's model

3.3 Dependence

3.4 Models that help us understand AOD use in society