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Teacher's Guide

Equips teachers with background information and lesson plans on drug abuse and addiction for use with the magazines in the Mind Over Matter series.

Published: December 1997
Revised: May 2005


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Tobacco Addiction

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.

Published: January 1998


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Prescription Drug Abuse

Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.

Published: January 2009


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Opioids

Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.

Published: January 1997
Revised: September 2014


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Methamphetamine

Explains how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.

Published: October 2000


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Marijuana

Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.

Published: January 1997
Revised: August 2014


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Inhalants

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.

Published: January 1997


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Hallucinogens

Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.

Published: January 1997
Revised: January 2009


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Cocaine

Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.

Published: January 1997
Revised: January 2009


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Anabolic Steroids

Shows young teens how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system.

Published: January 1997
Revised: January 2009


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