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Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster (Featured Publication)

Published octubre del 2012.
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. A Spanish/English version of the front of this poster is expected in 2013.

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Inhalants (DrugFacts)

Revised septiembre del 2012.
Provides an overview of inhalants, such as types of products commonly inhaled, how they affect the brain, other adverse effects on health, and the scope of use of inhalants in the U.S. En Español

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Grades 4-5 (Brain Power)

Published enero del 2005. Revised septiembre del 2012.
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, videotape, and poster.

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Grades 2-3 (Brain Power)

Published enero del 2001. Revised septiembre del 2012.
Provides a science program for students in grades 2–3 to educate them about their brains, why they should protect them, and how drugs such as nicotine and inhalants can hurt their brains. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, a parent’s guide, and a videotape.

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Marijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster (Featured Publication)

Published agosto del 2012.
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. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Anabolic Steroids (DrugFacts)

Revised julio del 2012.
Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects of the brain and mental health, its addictive potential, treatment, and the extent of abuse among youth. En Español

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HIV/AIDS (Research Reports)

Published Marzo del 2006. Revised julio del 2012.
Explores the link between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and discusses treatment options, populations most at risk, and trends in HIV/AIDS and what to do to counter these trends. En Español

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Inhalants (Research Reports)

Published mayo del 1999. Revised julio del 2012.
Provides scientific research on the nature and extent of inhalant abuse, its potential health consequences, and hazards of chemicals found in commonly abused inhalants. En Español

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Tobacco/Nicotine (Research Reports)

Published julio del 1998. Revised julio del 2012.
Discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, risks associated with pregnancy and adolescents, as well as best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction. En Español

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HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse: Intertwined Epidemics (DrugFacts)

Revised mayo del 2012.
Describes how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use also put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases. En Español

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NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

Toma el reto nacional sobre el coeficiente intelectual (CI) sobre las drogas