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Drug and Drug Abuse - Class 7 Social Studies Revision Notes

Drug and Drug Abuse

Drugs – substance taken as medicine or illegal substance which when taken changes how the body
works.
Drug abuse – misuse or wrong use of drugs
Commonly abused drugs and substances

  1. Alcohol
  2. Nicotine(tobacco/cigarettes)
  3. Marijuana(bhang/hashish/cannabis/hemp)
  4. Opium
  5. Cocaine
  6. Heroine/morphine
  7. Miraa
  8. Kuber
  9. Caffeine
  10. LSD(lysergic diethy amide)
  11. Inhalants such as petrol and glue(cobbler’s glue)

Effects of Drug and Substance Abuse

  1. Phsychological instability
  2. Poor health
  3. Social instability
  4. Increase in cases of road accidents
  5. Increase in diseases
  6. Financial problems
  7. Work-related problems

Ways of Curbing Drug and Substance Abuse

  1. Promoting healthy leisure activities e.g.games
  2. Medical drugs are sold with the doctor’s presciptions
  3. Strengthening police inspection
  4. Educating the danger of drug and substance abuse
  5. Enforce strict lwas on drugs and substance abuse
  6. Parents should be good role models
  7. Provide moral guidance to the youth
  8. Provide warnings on the effects of the use of cretain drugs

Inclusion of Persons with Special Needs in Society

These people include

  1. Visually impaired(the blind)
  2. Hearing impaired
  3. Physically challenged
  4. Mentally challenged
  5. Behaviourally and emotionally disturbed
  6. Speech problems(dumb)

Others include

  1. Street children
  2. Orphan
  3. Refugees
  4. HIV and AIDS
  5. Elderly

They can be helped in the follwing ways

  1. Creating positive attitudes
  2. Creating friendly environment
  3. Providing equal opportunities

Collective Responsibilities

It is the act of citizens teaming up and joining hands to perform a certain duty or task for the benefits
of all in the society.

Things that citizens can do to support one another

  1. Supporting work of police
  2. Encouraging every person to take part in development activities
  3. Upholding moral values in the society
  4. Ensuring environment remains clean
  5. Ensuring people do not use dangerous and harmful drugs
  6. Participating in elections
  7. Being mindful of the welfare of others

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