Module 6: how drugs work: facilitator's guide

Topic 7: Effects of specific psycho-active drugs

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 45 minutes


This topic provides learners with an opportunity to review the effects of different classifications of drugs. The placebo effect and its relevance for understanding young people's experience of drug effects is also explored.

Key issues

7.1 Short-term and long-term drug effects

7.2 Placebo effect

Web resources

The Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alcohol (CEIDA) (