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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 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 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 Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Anabolic Steroids

For young teens (grades 6–8). Explains how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system.

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

For young teens (grades 6–8). Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.

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

For young teens (grades 6–8). Describes how inhalants, such as hair spray, gasoline, and spray paint, can cause nerve cell damage in the brain that can affect the body in a lot of ways.

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 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 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 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 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 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. Includes a high school curriculum in print plus an interactive CD-ROM. Topics include neurobiology, behavioral components, and treatment.
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 Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 10-11 Compilation for Students

For teens (grades 7–12). A collection of articles to teach middle and high school students the repercussions of abusing prescription drugs—both pain medications and stimulants. Learn the difference between their proper use and abuse. Get the facts about their dangers. Separate facts and myths. Topics include prescription drugs, opioids and stimulants. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body – Year 10-11 Compilation for Teachers

A booklet of skill-building extension activities to help students (grades 7–12) understand how prescription pain and stimulant medications can be both lifesaving and dangerous. Topics covered are prescription drugs, opioids and stimulants. Includes individual lesson plans, worksheets, Q&A, multiple choice quizzes, and other resources. Complements the student companion piece. Accompanying compilation available for your students.

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 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
 

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 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 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 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 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, healthy behaviors, and the effects of drugs on the human body.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 12-13 Compilation for Students

For teens (grades 7–12). A collection of articles designed to teach students about the wide-ranging effects of various drugs on the brain, body, and life. Topics include marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, anabolic steroids, prescription drugs, opioids, tobacco, inhalants, and drugged driving. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

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 (grades 7–12) about the wide-ranging effects of various drugs on the brain, body, and life. Topics include marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, anabolic steroids, prescription drugs, opioids, tobacco, inhalants, and drugged driving. Accompanying compilation available for your students.

Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 13-14 Compilation for Students

For teens (grades 7–12). A collection of articles 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. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

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 (grades 7–12) 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. Accompanying compilation available for your students.

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 Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 14-15 Compilation for Teachers

A teacher lesson plan designed to teach students (grades 7–12) 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. Additional topics include tobacco and nicotine. Accompanying compilation available for your students.

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. Additional topics include tobacco and nicotine. Accompanying teacher's guide also available.

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.

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.

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 the brain 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 can make 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
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RESOURCES IN MY AREA
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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.
Talk to someone if you’re stressed or sad, or just need someone to listen: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or suicidepreventionlifeline.org .
In an emergency, call 911 or get to an emergency room.
Learn about overdose treatment: drugabuse.gov/naloxone.
drugabuse.gov | teens.drugabuse.gov

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.

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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.

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.