Substance use health

Humans have been using alcohol, cannabis, and other psychoactive substances for thousands of years. Why is that? Are they helpful or harmful? Or does it just depend on the person, the substance and the situation?

Activity Time: 30 min - 60 min
Activity steps
  1. Watch the Substance use health video. 
  2. Working in pairs, small groups or individually, explore and discuss the contents of the Substance use health handout.
  3. Play the Factors Game to test your understanding of substance use health.
Reflect and discuss
  • What was it like to play the game? 
  • On a scale of 1 – 10, how easy was it for your group to come to consensus on the scenarios? (1 = very easy, 10 = difficult)
  • Did anything surprise you? What is one thing you learned while playing?