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For hundreds of years, medical opioid has relieved human pain after medical procedures, injuries, diseases and diseases.
However, from the earliest civilizations, society has also been working to balance the medical benefits of painkillers with the highly addictive nature and the death and destruction caused by the abuse and abuse of painkillers.
Today, heroin addiction and prescription opioid abuse have become 50-
A deadly medical disaster has swept local, state and federal officials.
In this lesson, the students learned about the causes, impacts and possible solutions of this national crisis.
Activities include watching a short film about overmedication survivors, reading relevant articles from The New York Times, and discussing the best way to solve the problem.
We also offer a variety of further ideas to hear real stories about families destroyed by opioid drugs, to analyze the complex politics of the war against drugs, to assess the success of addiction prevention and treatment, considering farmers who grow opium poppy all over the world. _________Warm-
The following five statements on the opioid crisis were made on the board.
Then ask the student: which of the five statements do you think is true?
They can write "T" or "F" next to the statement number on the notebook: 1)
The current opioid crisis is called by many of the worst drug overdoses in American history. 12)
Doctor of the United States, 2012S.
Prescribed 0. 259 billion prescriptions for opioid painkillers, enough for each American adult to buy a bottle. 23)
In the United States, 2015 people died of opioid drugs, more than 33,000. 34)
In the United States, the death toll from drug overdose exceeds that of a car accident. S. 45)
Heroin alone killed more people than gun killings in the United States.
Then, 5 and 6 show that, in fact, all five statements are true.
In addition to this quick "quiz", or instead of it, you can have students "draw missing years" for deaths caused by car accidents, guns and drugs"I. V.
In the Times interactive quiz, you came to the conclusion: How serious is the drug overdose epidemic? (
If the student does not have a personal computer, you can ask four student volunteers to draw a chart on the interactive whiteboard. )
How do students behave?
Are they surprised by the answer?
Next, show the two. minute film (above)
Regarding how a woman survived four overdoses, now hopes to build a new life with her little daughter.
Q. Student: What are your thoughts and reactions?
Before continuing to read and ask questions, make sure that students understand what we are talking about when discussing heroin and prescription opioid drugs.
If you don't think the student has enough prior knowledge, you can ask them to read the description below: What is heroin?
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid and a natural substance extracted from the seeds of opium poppy plants in Asia.
Heroin can be either a white or brown powder or a black sticky substance.
People inject, smoke or smoke heroin, and even mix heroin with crack cocaine.
Heroin quickly enters the brain, in which it becomes morphine again, and then binds to opioid receptors on brain cells, especially those associated with pain and pleasure.
What is opioid?
Opioid drugs are a class of drugs, including heroin and powerful painkillers legally provided in prescriptions, such as oxykeone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®)
Codeine, morphine, fen, etc.
Opioid painkillers are usually safe to take in a short period of time and follow a doctor's prescription, but they are often abused
Take it in a different way or more than a prescription, or in the absence of a doctor's prescription
Because in addition to pain relief, they can also produce joy.
Frequent use, even if a doctor prescribed a prescription, creates a dependency that can lead to a fatal overdose when abusing or abusing opioid painkillers.
In only 2015 cases, prescription opioid drugs and heroin killed more than 33,000 people.
For major activities, students should work in pairs or in groups and read one of the last three articles on opioid prevalence.
You can find two.
An excerpt from the page of this PDF article.
If you want your students to read the full article, here is the link: The death of Staten Island highlights the status of heroin in the "mainstream society" in the heroin crisis, white families seek a mild war against drugs associated with overdoses in Ohio, and after reading their article, overdoses can kill smaller doses than snowstorms, and students should answer the following questions: 1.
What is the "heroin and prescription opioid epidemic" and how serious is it?
Explain in your own words the scale of the crisis and the damage it caused.
Provide at least one example from your article. 2.
What does this article state about the causes of the epidemic? 3.
What does this article state about possible solutions to this epidemic? 4.
What is your personal response to this article and the prevalence of opioid drugs?
Discussing possible solutions all three articles acknowledge the tension between the role that law enforcement should play in addressing the opioid crisis and the role that health professionals should play.
Is the epidemic mainly a criminal matter handled by the police or a health issue handled by the medical community?
Place two signs at both ends of the classroom: "Criminal issues for police officers" and "health issues for medical professionals ".
"Let the students stand up and go to the sign that they think is best to summarize the problem.
Then ask the students to explain the reasons why they decided to stand there and use the evidence in the article to support their answers.
Alternatively, you can have a discussion without moving around.
At the end of the course, the student should answer the question on the exit ticket or as a homework assignment.
For more resources on "drug war" and different methods of prevention and treatment, see further teaching ideas below. _________1.
How did we get to this?
The story behind the national opioid crisis.
The New York Times wrote in a special report: "in a deadly drug epidemic: look at the opioid crisis in the United States": Opioid addiction is 50-state epidemic.
It runs along the interstate in the form of cheap heroin smuggling and flows out of the "pharmaceutical factory" clinic where painkillers are distributed like candy.
It has swept through towns and towns in New England, where people overspend on the aisles of dollar stores, and it has ravaged coal countries
Call the only doctor in the town to prescribe.
Public health officials say the current opioid epidemic is the worst drug crisis in American history, with more than 33,000 people killed in 2015.
The death toll is almost equal to the death toll in a car accident.
In 2015, the death toll of heroin alone surpassed gun killings for the first time.
There is no sign that the outbreak has eased, and a group of reporters in the New York Times found during an investigation into the epidemic in various states across the country.
From New England to the "safe injection" area in the Pacific Northwest, communities are looking for ways to get rid of a problem that feels inevitable.
Let the students choose one of the seven stories in the article (
Organized by states: Massachusetts, Iowa, etc. )
Read with your partner.
Then, let them summarize the story and explain that it reveals the opioid crisis.
Students can then share what they have learned with the class.
Alternatively, students can read one or more stories from these readers about painkillers, heroin and addiction --
Or watch one of these videos about a second chance or life after a heroin overdose --
Then share what they learned with the class. 2.
Rethinking the drug war government, including law enforcement, what role should it play in trying to address the issues of drug use and addiction?
Should illicit drugs such as heroin and prescription-based opioid abuse be considered primarily a health crisis or a criminal problem?
Let the students watch 14-
The minute Retro Report film above details how drug policy evolved from the beginning of 1970 to today.
Let them record what the country's "drug war" is and how and why people's attitudes towards it have changed since President Richard Nixon first used the word in 1971.
It is recommended that they pay attention to the role that race seems to play in changing attitudes towards substance abuse and prevention and ask students what they think: when addressing drug addiction and abuse, should the government emphasize treatment and rehabilitation or punishment and deterrence?
Then ask the students to write an editorial about the drug war.
For inspiration, you may have the student watch the work
In Jay Z's Ed video, he made the argument that "the war on drugs is an epic failure.
For advice on how to write an editorial, see this Learning Network lesson on editorial writing. 3.
Prevention and treatment methods are constantly researching and implementing new methods of prevention and treatment to curb the trend of heroin and opioid addiction and reverse the tragic impact of the national epidemic on human beings, emotional and economic costs.
For example, an emergency room at the New Jersey hospital now treats many pain patients with alternatives such as laughs, triggers, etc.
Point injection and treatment of harp.
Some cities are trying to establish safe consumer facilities where drug addicts will be given clean needles and syringes and are allowed to inject heroin under the supervision of trained authorities, take crack cocaine and other addictive drugs.
What ideas are most effective in containing the crisis?
Divide students into groups and assign one of the following articles or opinion articles on opioid addiction, prevention and treatment to each group. An E. R.
Potential solution to the heroin epidemic in Seattle: can you overcome addiction where drugs are legal?
With the increase in the use of heroin and opioid drugs in the school nurse room, Vancouver's prescription for drug addicts has attracted attention: Tylenol, bandages and heroin antidote to the front line of the opioid epidemic, but it is not possible to help each group write a summary of an article or opinion article and then report the relevant details to the rest of the class.
Students can take notes in the presentation and then vote as a class to discuss which methods and treatments they think are most effective.
What should be studied further?
What principles should doctors follow and what principles should government aid support?
Students should follow up on how they voted. 4.
Most of the world's heroin supplies come from South Asia, and Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium poppy.
The Times reported that over the past 14 years, the United States has spent more than $7 billion to combat the runaway production of opium poppy, making Afghan opium the world's largest brand.
Tens of billions of people have participated in governance projects to curb corruption and train a credible police force.
The thrust of the war has left countless dollars and thousands dead: the Afghan government in charge of regional centres and instilling the rule of law.
However, despite so much money and effort from the United States, Afghan government officials and Taliban insurgents are still making profits from the drug deal.
The country is also facing addiction problems.
However, in today's United States, most of the heroin supplies come from Mexico and South America, which are closer to the United States. S.
Transportation is also more convenient.
In order for students to understand why many Mexican farmers have decided to plant opium poppy, they should read 2015 article "young hand-fed growing America in MexicoS.
Demand for heroin
They can consider the following questions when reading: 1.
Why do many Mexican farmers and their children grow and harvest opium poppy?
What are the factors in their decision-making? 2.
How do drug addiction and abuse problems in the United States affect them?
How does the "war on drugs" affect them? 3.
Azam Ahmed wrote in the article, "with the surge in heroin addiction in the United States, prosperity is underway south of the border, reflecting the troubled symbiotic relationship between the two countries.
What is the meaning of this sentence, especially "The symbiotic relationship between the two countries in trouble "? 4.
As demand for heroin in the United States increases sharply, the supply of heroin is also increasing.
The farmers described in this article, as well as farmers in Colombia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and other countries, have turned to opium poppy production because this crop makes more money than other crops they may be planting.
How do you think the United States and the world as a whole should turn the tide and reduce the world's opium poppy production rather than growth? As a follow-
The class can then discuss their answers to the last question.
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