Module 6: how drugs work: facilitator's guide

Topic 8: Key issues in pharmacology

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Suggested time: 60 minutes


In this topic learners will explore the major impacts of drug use on a young person.

Key issues

8.1 Intoxication

8.2 Tolerance

8.3 Physical and psychological dependence

8.4 Drug interactions

Web resources

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