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 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 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
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RESOURCES IN MY AREA
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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 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 Hable con Sus Hijos Sobre Las Drogas y Sus Peligros Speak to Your Children About Drugs and Their Danger

Insta a los padres a que aprendan más sobre el abuso de drogas y a que hablen con sus hijos sobre las drogas y sus peligros y presenta los diversos temas incluidos en el folleto.

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.

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 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 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.

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