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The lists below include resources for teachers and students.

Resources for Teachers

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    www.drugabuse.gov, 301-443-1124
    This Web site contains information about drug abuse as well as a section designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Mind Over Matter
    http://teens.drugabuse.gov/educators/curricula-and-lesson-plans/mom-teachers-guide
    This Web site was developed to educate children about the biological effects of drug abuse on the body and brain.
  • NIDA DrugPubs
    drugpubs.drugabuse.gov , 877-NIDA-NIH (877-643-2644)
    Drug Pubs is NIDA’s research dissemination center. Visitors can order hard copies of NIDA's publications or download electronic versions in multiple formats.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
    store.samhsa.gov,1-800-729-6686
    NCADI provides information and materials on substance abuse. Many free publications are available here.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
    www.goenc.com
    This Web site provides useful information and products to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning.

Resources for Students

  • Friedman, D. Focus on Drugs and the Brain. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990. Part of the "Drug-Alert Book" series, gives a good overview of the brain, neurotransmission, the effects of drugs on the brain, and addiction.
  • Neuhaus, D. & DeStefano, S. Focus on Medicines. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990. Part of the "Drug-Alert Book" series. Gives a good overview of medicines and how various medicines work with the body and brain to help heal.
  • Perry, R. & Nehaus, D. Focus on Nicotine and Caffeine. Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books,1990. Part of the “Drug-Alert Book” series. Gives a good overview of nicotine and caffeine and how each of these drugs affect the body and brain.
  • Neuroscience for Kids
    http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
    Contains information on the brain and neurotransmission, activities, experiments, pictures, and other resources for students and educators.

This page was last updated September 2012

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012). Resources. In Grades 2-3. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/grades-2-3/medicines-drugs-whats-helpful-whats-harmful-module-4/resources

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