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Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug use and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.

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Federal School Resource Guide Now Available

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has released a resource guide for evidence-based prevention programs in school settings. The resources included in this guide are available free from the federal government and can help educators protect students and schools from the impact of illicit substance use and misuse.

NIDA for Teachers

Lesson Plan and Activity Finder: Search for FREE classroom lessons that meet national standards by drug topic. Includes NIDA funded grant-created science curriculums, Scholastic, Brain Power, Mind Matters Series, and more!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) will be March 30 - April 5. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs!

NIDA for Teens

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

Resources for teens and teen influencers. Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring videos, games, blog posts and more!

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Opioids: Facts For Teens and Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids Publication CoversCheck out the newly revised Opioids & Other Prescription Drugs Toolkit

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