Module 6: how drugs work: facilitator's guide

Topic 3: Classifying drugs

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Suggested time: 20 minutes

Overview

In this topic learners will review the different ways of classifying and naming drugs. Emphasis should be placed on classification by effect on the central nervous system (CNS).

Key issues

3.1 Classifying drugs by their effect on the central nervous system

3.2 Naming drugs

3.3 The legality of drugs