What I want you to do: create an educational poster for a commonly used drug of your choice. An effective poster is not just a standard research paper stuck to a board. A poster uses a different, visual grammar. It shows, not tells.
Why I want you to do it: As a health educator, you should be familiar with commonly used drugs, and how they affect the human body. This knowledge can help you create effective health promotion interventions and programs. Share your educational poster on this discussion board.
How to do it: Create a poster for one drug. Read about and study your drug by reviewing reliable websites. Use the NIDA Fact Cards Resource
Actions to get started. Review your classmates’ posters to prepare for your Substance Abuse Midterm Exam. You do not need to reply to this discussion board.
Choose one of the following drugs:
Bath Salts, Cannabis (Marijuana and Hashish), Caffeine, Methamphetamines, LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, PCP, Inhalants, Cigarettes, Dip/Chewing Tobacco, Electronic Cigarettes, Stimulant ADHD Medications, GHB, Ketamine, Rohypnol, Cocaine/Crack, Anabolic Steroids, Prescription and Over the Counter Medications, Benzodiazepine medication (Xanax), Heroin, Krokodil, MDMA, Salvia, Khat, Spice, Fentanyl, Flakka
Include the following elements on your poster:
- Drug Name:
- Drug Category: Is it a hallucinogen, CNS depressant, CNS stimulant, opioid, inhalant, etc.?
- Drug Description: Provide a general description of the drug.
- Street Name(s):
- Common Forms (appearance):
- Common Ways Taken/Methods of Use:
- Short Term Effects on the Body:
- Long Term Effects on the Body:
- Is this drug associated with HIV?