The lists below include resources for teachers and students.
Resources for Teachers
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This Web site contains information about drug abuse and a section designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students. Publications and other materials are available free of charge at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Mind Over Matter
This Web site was developed to educate children about the biological effects of drug abuse on the body and brain.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
store.samhsa.gov, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
NCADI provides information and materials on substance abuse. Many free publications are available here.
Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior: The Pharmacology of Abuse and Dependence. [Brick, J. & Erickson, C. K.] Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 1998.
This book presents a good overview of the brain, major classifications of drugs, how drugs work in the brain, and addiction.
Resources for Students
NIDA for Teens
This Web site created for teens provides information on the science of drug abuse and addiction, including personal stories from teens and activities for students.
NIDA Partners with Scholastic Magazines
This Web site provides science-based information about drug abuse to children.
Focus on Drugs and the Brain. [Friedman, D.] Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990.
This book, part of the "Drug-Alert Book" series, includes a section on each drug of abuse and addiction.
National Institution Drug Abuse (NIDA): Mind over Matter
This series is designed to encourage students in grades 5-9 to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the brain and body.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): NIDA for teens
This site, developed specifically for teens, provides information on drugs.
Cite this article
NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 4-5. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-4-5