Substance Misuse - Key Stage 3&4
Resources, guidelines and articles
QCDA guidance was published in 2005 by the (then) QCA, now the QCDA:
Drug, alcohol and tobacco education guidance at Key Stage 3: Unit D: Drugs, alcohol, tobacco and the law - a local, national and global issue
Drug, alcohol and tobacco education guidance at Key Stage 3: Unit E: Why do people use drugs?
Drug, alcohol and tobacco education guidance at Key Stage 4: Unit F: Managing risk
Drug, alcohol and tobacco education guidance at Key Stage 4: Unit G: Giving and receiving support
The Home Office, DfES and DoH produced Understanding drugs: drug education pack for schools - KS 3 in 2006. It contains two booklets for teachers, a pupils' booklet and a CD ROM
Swept under the carpet: children affected by parental alcohol misuse - a tooklit developed by Alcohol Concern and funded by the Department of Health.
E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Containin Products (NCPs) - information on e-cigarettes
Drinkaware for Education - Resources for Primary and Secondary teaching, when introducing and developing alcohol awareness with pupils.
The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) is able to offer the following resources free of charge to all UK schools:
AET Teacher Workbook - 100 page document including lesson plans, games and quizzes organised by topic and year group - 1 copy
'Alcohol and You' student guide - up to 250 copies (or enough for a year group)
'Talking to Kids about Alcohol' parent guide - up to 250 copies (or enough for a year group)
All resources are:
PSHE Association quality assured
Listed as one of The Early Intervention Foundation's Top 50 most effective programmes.
If you haven't received your resources this academic year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Update 3rd December 2016 - The Alcohol Education Trust have created a new resource pack which includes the updated 'Talk about Alcohol' workbook (5th edition), 60 full colours laminates of pictures, activities and scenarios; an updated version of the BAFTA award winning Just a Few Drinks DVD and their guidance for those working with children with moderate learning difficulties. The complete learning resources for 11-18 year olds will be available for the Spring Term for a one off cost of £90. To reserve your copy or to learn more, email email@example.com
Fixers - Shared stories and advice on alcohol, drugs, crime and other issues
Talk About Alcohol - an educational website full of games, facts and more
Talk to Frank - an informative website about drugs use, effects and treatment
Drinkaware - designed to help inform about the implications of drinking alcohol
Lions Lifeskills - formerly Tacade, this fantastic website overs lots of resources for sex, drugs, alcohol and more, for all key stages
Legal Highs (Novel Psychoactive Substances)
BBC News - Legal highs: Spice addiction 'made me punch myself' (article from 13th May 2016)
Drug Rehab is an organisation that provides information and answers for people fighting addiction. The information is clear and very accessible making it an interesting resource for those supporting a person with an addiction or simply to help people in general understand more about addiction.