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Picture of Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.
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Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Marijuana
Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Opioids
Describes how opiates, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.
Picture of Heads Up: Drugs & The Body- It Isn't Pretty. Double Sided English/Spanish Poster
A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets. One side in English; the other in Spanish.
Picture of Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Prog: Grades 2-3 DVD
Provides a science program for students in grades 2–3 to educate on their brains, why they should protect them, and how drugs such as nicotine and inhalants can be of harm. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, a parent’s guide, and a DVD for Mac computers. Online videos available for other devices.
Picture of Prescription Drug Poster
Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Cocaine
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.
Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 12-13 Compilation for Students
A collection of articles designed to teach students about the wide-ranging effects of various drugs on the brain, body, and life.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Prescription Drugs
Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.
Picture of Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster
Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs. Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Nicotine
Describes how nicotine acts on the heart to change heart rate and blood pressure, and discusses dependency, treatment, and effects of long-term nicotine use.
Picture of Explorando La Mente: Las Respuesta del Cerebro a los Medicamentos de Prescripcion
El abuso de los medicamentos de prescripción ocurre cuando se toman sin que el doctor los haya recetado o si se toman de una manera o en una cantidad diferente a como fueron recetados. El abuso de los medicamentos de prescripción puede tener efectos graves y nocivos para la salud, incluyendo la intoxicación o el envenenamiento, e incluso la muerte.
Picture of Marijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster
Double-sided poster for teens and young adults: one side English, one side Spanish. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.
Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 13-14 Compilation for Teachers
A teacher lesson plan designed to teach students about the extraordinary complexities of the brain, including such topics as how drugs overload the brain's reward system; how actions in youth impact the brain's efficiencies through synaptic pruning; and why teen brains are inclined toward impulsivity and the benefits of "pausing" before making decisions.
Picture of Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Prog: Grades 4-5 DVD
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 4–5 to explore the human brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, parent newsletter, poster, and DVD for Mac computers. Online videos available for other devices.
Picture of Brain Power! Challenge Grade 6-9: Science-Based Drug Abuse Information for Students
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9 about the brain and the effects of drugs on the body. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, a parent newsletter, and a CD-Rom.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Hallucinogens
Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.
Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 12-13 Compilation for Teachers
A collection of articles and teacher lesson plans designed to teach students about the wide-ranging effects of various drugs on the brain, body, and life.
Picture of Brain Power! Challenge Posters Grade 6-9 (5 groups of 6 different posters in 1 set)
A poster set providing visual aids for an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9. See accompanying curriculum, Brain Power! Challenge Grades 6-9: Science-Based Drug Abuse Information for Students.
Picture of The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction
Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.