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)
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