Resources for Teachers
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This Web site contains information about drug abuse as well as sections designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students.
Mind Over Matter Teacher’s Guide
This printable/downloadable teacher’s guide accompanies NIDA’s Mind Over Matter series. The series is designed to educate teens about the biological effects of drug abuse on the body and brain.
NIDA DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center
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Resources for Students
Mind Over Matter
Designed for teens, this site includes information about how different drugs, including methamphetamine and steroids, affect the brain. The site also includes a teacher’s guide. Also available for free by calling 1-800-729-6686.
NIDA for Teens
Designed for teens, this site provides information on several drugs, including steroids, as well as quizzes and real-life stories.
Above the Influence
Designed for teens, this site covers the risks and consequences of various drugs and provides news, advice, and real-life stories.
Date Rape Drugs. Kehner, G.B. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004. Part of the “Drugs: The Straight Facts” series. Discusses the history, effects, usage trends, and other information about GHB, Rohypnol, and ketamine.
Body Enhancement Products. Santella, T.M. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2005. Part of the “Drugs: The Straight Facts” series. Discusses the health risks of steroids and other body enhancement products.
Cite this article
NIDA. (2007, June 1). Brain Power: Grades 6-9. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-6-9