What Emmett and Nice set out to do is educate young people about the risks associated with taking drugs and drinking alcohol, and encourage them to get involved in the decision making process to make their own minds up. This workbook is full of the exercises to "challenge and inform" young people, as well as quizzes to test their knowledge and understanding. There are guidance notes for teachers in every section, which will help them to focus young people and answer any questions. A very useful resource.
Police Journal/Internet Law Books
This book is highly recommended to all professionals and lay-persons, who need to have a good all-round knowledge of street drugs. The clear and user-friendly style in which it has been written makes this publication very approachable as well as interesting. In addition to numerous charts and diagrams, this book also contains very useful photographs that all promote a clearer understanding of the relevant subject matter. It will also be particularly useful to the police service as a whole, as well as specialised squads.
This resource, which includes instructions and photocopiable worksheets for using with groups of young people (though some of the material could also be used with individuals) aims to stimulate discussion on the issues surrounding drug use... Rather than preaching at young people, overloading them with facts or seeking to shock them with horror stories, all the exercises are designed to encourage young people to think about the issues, to increase their awareness and to encourage them to take individual responsibility over decisions regarding drug use. The book includes exercises on dealing with potential consequences of drug use, for example, the accidental death of a young person... This is a valuable resource for those working with young people'.
I am impressed by the quality of the exercises, which are designed to be photocopied. It will now be my first port of call as a resource in educating young people on the issues surrounding the use and effect of drugs.
Internet Law Book Reviews
Over all a useful book for the armoury.
Internet Law Book Reviews
For the 2nd Edition: 'As a resource book this is certainly of use to all people trying to deliver substance abuse training. There are some very useful exercises contained in this book.'
Praise for the first edition: 'Scores above many others is in its layout, particularly from the trainer's point of view ...this publication appears challenging without patronising its audience ...an accurate, innovative and practical resource which trainers can either use systematically or selectively depending upon their audience.'
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Of use to teachers, youth workers, probation officers and indeed any professional having responsibility for groups of young people …it has been of great interest to me as a parent and will be used in my advice to schools and community groups.