Teachers

Picture of Drugs: Shatter the Myths

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

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.

Versión en español:
La Ciencia de la Adiccion
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. A provocative and engaging educational tool. 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 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 Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 14-15 Compilation for Students

For teens (grades 7–12). A collection of articles designed to teach students the facts about timely and practical topics in drug education. Students will have the opportunity to: sort out questions about marijuana amidst shifting perceptions and laws; gain a scientific understanding of drug addiction, relapse, and recovery; and learn facts about e-cigarette risks and evaluate e-cigarette marketing. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Opioids

For young teens (grades 6–8). Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.

Versión en español:
Mind Over Matter Kit (Spanish)
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Marijuana

For young teens (grades 6–8). Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.

Versión en español:
Mind Over Matter Kit (Spanish)
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Prescription Drugs

For young teens (grades 6–8). Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.

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! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program Posters: Grades K-1

Offers supplemental posters to an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the human body.

Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Methamphetamine

For young teens (grades 6–8). Explains how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.

Versión en español:
Mind Over Matter Kit (Spanish)
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 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. 

Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Cocaine

For young teens (grades 6–8). Explores how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.

Versión en español:
Mind Over Matter Kit (Spanish)
Picture of Prescription Drugs 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 La Ciencia de la Adiccion

Proporciona información científica sobre la enfermedad de la drogadicción, incluyendo las muchas consecuencias nocivas del uso indebido de drogas y los enfoques básicos que se han desarrollado para prevenir y tratar la enfermedad. Para ver o descargar una versión electrónica actualizada de La Ciencia de la Adicción, haga clic aquí. La versión impresa anterior, que se encuentra en esta página, todavía tiene contenido relevante. 

Picture of Mind Over Matter Kit (Spanish)

Esta serie completa fue diseñada para alentar a los muchachos del 6º al 8º grado a que aprendan sobre los efectos del abuso de drogas sobre el cuerpo y el cerebro.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 15-16 Compilation for Students
A collection of articles designed to teach students the facts about timely and practical topics in drug education. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Nicotine

For young teens (grades 6–8). 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.

Versión en español:
Mind Over Matter Kit (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.