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Prescription Drug Abuse

Published January 2009. Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.

Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Published July 2008.

Explores the science behind such questions as what is addiction, why do people abuse drugs, and how does drug use change the brain, as well as research-based information about prevention, treatment, relapse, and HIV/AIDS.

Grades 6-9

Published June 2007.

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.

Grades 4-5

Published January 2005. Revised September 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.

Grades K-1

Published January 2005. Revised September 2009.

Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, a teachers’ guide, videotape, poster, and parent newsletter.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body

Published August 2003. Revised August 2011.

An educational collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Scholastic Inc., this series provides science-based information about the effects of drugs and drug abuse on the brain and body through a variety of print and Web formats, including teen articles, classroom lessons, student worksheets, and posters. All of these materials are free.

Grades 2-3

Published January 2001. Revised September 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.

Methamphetamine

Published October 2000. Explains how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

Published January 2000. Revised March 2010. 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.

Tobacco Addiction

Published January 1998. 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.

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