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.

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 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 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 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. 

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 Marijuana: Lo que los padres deben saber (Marijuana:  Facts Parents Need to Know)

Folleto en forma de preguntas y respuestas, ofrece datos a los padres sobre la marihuana, consejos sobre cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre esta droga y sus efectos nocivos potenciales.

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'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 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 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.