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 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 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
 

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.