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Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.
Free Resources for Parents
NIDA Research Spotlight: "Sex, Drugs and Facebook"
Do you know where kids get access to prescription drugs? Learn the Rx Facts.
- Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
- NIDA TV Spotlight: Communities That Care (4:19)
- NIDA Encourages Community Based Marijuana Research (2:07)
- Parents Discuss Drug Abuse and Addiction with Dr. Volkow, Director of NIDA (10:33)
- Addiction Science Videos
- 2014 Intel Addiction Science Winners
- Investigating Drug Abuse Videos
- Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know (En Español)
- NIDA for Teens web site - Parents Section
- DrugFacts: High School and Youth Trends
- Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, 2nd Edition (En Español)
- Drugs: Shatter the Myths
- Drugs of Abuse - Popular among teens
Free Resources for Educators
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- PEERx Teaching Guide - Provides a central listing of NIDA's teen prescription drug abuse resources.
- Drugs & Health Teaching Guides: Teen Drug Abuse - Drugs & Health Teaching Guides provide educators with 4 groups of related blog posts that complement health curricula about drug abuse. These posts, written by the NIDA Blog Team, describe the latest science-based information about drug abuse and addiction.
- Mind Over Matter Teaching Guide and Series - A magazine series on the effects of drug use that encourages a curiosity about neuroscience.
Science Education Grant and Contract Information
Funded Grants and Contracts
- Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Award (SEDAPA)
- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
- ¿Qué sabemos de la adicción? - Videos and presentation materials for a lesson in Spanish (Grades 9-12)
- Juventud latina - Hable con sus hijos sobre las drogas y sus peligros - Invites parents to learn more about drug abuse and to talk with their children about the dangers of drug abuse; presents information on a variety of topics in one brochure
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