Table 1

Lesson content of the climate schools: ecstasy and emerging drugs module
Lesson Content
1 • What are new and emerging drugs?
• What is ecstasy?
• Emerging drugs and legal issues
- ‘Legal Highs’: not necessarily legal
- Legal does not mean safe
• Impact of ecstasy on the body
• Consequences of emerging drug use
• Prevalence of ecstasy use among teenagers
• Acceptability of emerging drug use among peers
2 • Negative impacts of ecstasy and emerging drugs on relationships
• Risk taking behaviour and consequences
• Keeping safe
• Mixing ecstasy and emerging drugs with alcohol
• Acute/short term effects of ecstasy and emerging drugs
• The ‘come down’ from ecstasy and emerging drugs
• The unknown: What do emerging drugs contain and what will they do?
3 • Social implications of ecstasy and emerging drug use
• Health issues associated with ecstasy and emerging drug use
• Consequences of risk taking behaviour
• Financial implications of ecstasy and emerging drug use
• Unpleasant psychological effects of ecstasy and emerging drug use
• What do pills really contain?
• Poly drug use – dangers of mixing pills with alcohol and other drugs
• Saying no to drugs – effective communication skills
4 • Health and safety issues associated with ecstasy and emerging drug use
• Drug-related emergencies
• Harm minimisation strategies
• Poly drug use revisited
• Saying no to drugs - effective communication skills revisited
• Ecstasy, emerging drugs and the law

Champion et al.

Champion et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1168   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1168

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