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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, resources for students, parent guides, and online activities.

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. Topics include the parts of the brain, the nervous system, neurotransmission, withdrawal, alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, prescription drugs, stimulants, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, inhalants, steroids, opioids, club drugs, methamphetamine, THC, HIV, tolerance, compulsion, and addiction science.

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: Chequeo familiar: La crianza positiva previene el abuso de las drogas (Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse)
Proporciona a los padres con habilidades basadas en las investigaciones para ayudar a mantener a sus hijos libres de drogas.
Picture of Commonly Abused Drugs: Prescriptions and OTCs
This double-sided chart provides information on the short- and long-term effects of commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs and treatment options for individuals who misuse them.
Picture of Drogas: Derribemos los mitos (Drugs: Shatter the Myths)

Respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes por adolescentes acerca de las drogas y el abuso con datos científicos e imágenes atractivas.

This tool is designed for people who have stopped drug use while they were detained in the criminal justice system or while receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. To prepare these individuals to return to their home environment, counselors can customize this tool to help them identify triggers that could prompt a drug relapse. It also includes information about resources and helplines. These discreet cards can be kept in a wallet, pocket, purse, or cell phone case for easy access.

Content is as follows:

DRUGS & THE BRAIN

  • Addiction is a brain disease.
  • Drugs change the structure of the brain and how it works.
    • These brain changes can be long-lasting and can lead to harmful behaviors.
    • They can also create and spark triggers that bring on drug cravings. This makes it hard to be around your triggers even if you’ve been drug-free for a long time.

TRIGGERS A trigger is anything that makes you feel the urge to go back to using drugs because it reminds you of taking a drug and getting high. Learn your triggers and stay away from them:

    ■ Place ■ Person ■ Thing ■ Smell ■ Feeling ■ Picture ■ Something stressful ■ Memory

MY TRIGGERS [Blank spaces] RESOURCES IN MY AREA [Blank spaces]

TREATMENT Treatment is effective in helping people achieve recovery. It can include medication and/or counseling. OVERDOSE Your risk of overdose is very high if you go back to using. Your body can’t handle the same amount of drug you used before. If you overdose and don’t get treatment immediately, you could die. This information is based on evidence from NIDA-supported research.

RESOURCES Find treatment in your area: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (toll-free) or findtreatment.samhsa.gov. In an emergency, call 911 or get to an emergency room. Emergency opioid overdose reversal info: drugabuse.gov/naloxone. For More Resources: drugabuse.gov/recovery | drugabuse.gov/criminaljustice | drugabuse.gov/treatment To order these free cards: drugpubs.drugabuse.gov

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 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: Shatter the Myths

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

Picture of Heads Up: Drugs & The Body - It Isn’t Pretty. Double Sided English and 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 15-16 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: find unbiased, scientific answers to their questions about drugs and health; understand how their brains make decisions and how to better navigate peer-pressure situations; and receive information on the bodily risks associated with opioid medications. Additional topics include marijuana, alcohol, drugged driving, tobacco, hookah, caffeine powder, MDMA (also called Molly or Ecstasy), Spice (also called K2), heroin, prescription drugs and naxolone. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 15-16 Compilation for Teachers
A collection of teacher lesson plans designed to teach students the facts about timely and practical topics in drug education. Students will have the opportunity to: find unbiased, scientific answers to their questions about drugs and health; understand how their brains make decisions and how to better navigate peer-pressure situations; and receive information on the bodily risks associated with opioid medications. Additional topics include marijuana, alcohol, drugged driving, tobacco, hookah, caffeine powder, MDMA (also called Molly or Ecstasy), Spice (also called K2), heroin, prescription drugs and naxolone. Accompanying compilation available for your 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 understand how mapping the brain helps neuroscientists understand the decision-making process; discover how stress physically impacts different parts of the body; and learn about the opioid overdose death crisis. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 16-17 Compilation for Teachers
A collection of teacher lesson plans designed to teach students (grades 7-12) the facts about timely and practical topics in drug education. Students will have the opportunity to understand how mapping the brain helps neuroscientists understand the decision-making process; discover how stress physically impacts different parts of the body; and learn about the opioid overdose death crisis. Accompanying compilation available for your students.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 17-18 Compilation for Students
A collection of articles designed to teach students about how genes affect addiction and how synthetic drugs can be dangerous. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to tell real science from made-up claims. Accompanying teacher’s guide also available.
Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 17-18 Compilation for Teachers
A collection of articles designed to teach students about how genes affect addiction and how synthetic drugs can be dangerous. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to tell real science from made-up claims. Accompanying teacher’s guide also available.
Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 18-19 Compilation for Students
A collection of articles designed to teach students about the harmful effects of drugs on adolescent brain development as well as the health dangers for teens of e-cigarettes. Students will have the opportunity to learn why it is not safe to take medications with other substances. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 18-19 Compilation for Teachers
A collection of articles designed to teach students about the harmful effects of drugs on adolescent brain development as well as the health dangers for teens of e-cigarettes. Students will have the opportunity to learn why it is not safe to take medications with other substances. Accompanying student's guide also available.

Marijuana English Single-Sided Poster

Single-sided English poster for teens and young adults. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving.

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 Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.

Picture of Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects.
Picture of Mind Matters: Drugs and the Brain
This series is designed for young people in 5th through 8th grades. This title explains how the brain develops and how using drugs can damage the brain.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body Response to Cocaine
For students in 5th – 8th grades. This pamphlet explains how using cocaine affects the brain and body.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Inhalants
For students in 5th – 8th grades. This pamphlet illustrates different inhalants and explains how using them affect the brain and body.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body's Response to K2/Spice and Bath Salts
For students in 5th – 8th grades. This pamphlet identifies these drugs and explains their effects on the brain and body.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Marijuana
This series is designed for young people in 5th through 8th grades. This title explains how people use marijuana and how marijuana affects the brain and body.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Methamphetamine
For students in 5th – 8th grades. This pamphlet explains how people use methamphetamine and its effects on the brain and body.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Nicotine
This series is designed for young people in 5th through 8th grades. This title describes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes, and other tobacco products and provides information on how nicotine affects the brain and body.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids
This series is designed for young people in 5th through 8th grades. This title describes what opioids are, how they affect the brain, and how they can affect your life.
Picture of Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Prescription Stimulants
For students in 5th – 8th grades. This pamphlet describes prescription stimulants and how they can affect the brain and body.
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 NDAFW Bingo
Looking for a fun activity for your National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week event? The NDAFW team has developed a BINGO game that anyone can use! Each pack comes with a vocabulary sheet and 30 BINGO cards. The caller will read the vocabulary word and definition, educating players about drug and alcohol use. If the word matches what is on a player’s card, he or she marks it off. The first person to get five in a row yells “NDAFW!”
Picture of Opioid Facts for Teens
Presented in question-and-answer format, this booklet provides teens with facts about opioids and their potential harmful effects.
Picture of Opioids: Facts Parents Need to Know

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to parents, provides facts about opioids and their potential harmful effects.

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: Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood: A Research-Based Guide (In Brief)
This brief guide highlights seven evidence-based principles of prevention for use in the early years of a child’s life (prenatal through age 8), developed from research funded in full or in part by NIDA. This guide also lists evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that work with different populations and age groups.
Picture of Respect Teaching Guide Poster
This guide develops students’ understanding of how respect is key to healthy behaviors and building healthy relationships. Includes a classroom poster, lessons and activities, and work sheets.
Picture of Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.
 

See NIDA's step-by-step guides on getting treatment for drug use:
 
What to do if you have a problem with drugs:
For teens and young adults
For adults
 
What to do if someone you know has a problem with drugs:
Your teen or young adult
Your adult friend or loved one
 
Click here for more information on treatment. 
 
En español: Encuentre más información sobre el tratamiento y los pasos para tomar para ayudarse a sí mismo o a un ser querido aquí
 

Front: Images showing five ways everyone can stand up to bullying. Back: Lesson plans, activities, and worksheets to help students learn how to recognize situations that involve bullying, build awareness about the negative consequences of bullying, including substance use, and build skills needed to help prevent bullying and safely intervene if someone is in trouble.