NIDA and Scholastic - Heads Up

– Ongoing
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About the Collaboration:

Since 2002, NIDA and Scholastic Inc. have partnered to create Heads Up: Real New About Drugs and Your Body—a science-based education series that provides teachers and students innovative materials about the effects of drugs and drug use on the brain and body.  New materials, including teen articles, classroom lessons, and student worksheets are created and distributed every school year through Scholastic’s in school magazines, as well as posters and Web-only materials.  Annual compilations of magazine materials, as well as posters, some with teaching guides and some in Spanish, are available for ordering or downloading, free of charge.


Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body

Go to Scholastic Heads Up Site.

For Teens & Teachers--Web Interactive Experience

From NIDA & Scholastic Inc.’s Heads Up Series: Drugs + Your Body: It Isn't Pretty

  • A dynamic web interactive designed for grades 7-12 that uses graphics, videos, quizzes and much more!
  • Adapted from the popular "Drugs and Your Body" poster.
  • Demonstrates the wide-ranging harmful effects of drugs on the brain and body.
  • Great for individual use or as part of a group (check out the Teachers guide for classroom lessons).


Poster art, marijuana, prescription drugs, making smart decisions and drugs and the body

All of the posters can be downloaded from Scholastic. New and updated posters can be ordered from



Annual Compilations of Articles and Lesson Plans

Scholastic Comps

All of the annual compilations going back to 2002 can be downloaded from Scholastic. New and updated compilations can be ordered from