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.
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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. Also available for free by calling 1-800-729-6686.
Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy. Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., and Wilson, W. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003. A highly informative, detailed review of widely abused drugs.
Resources for Students
Mind Over Matter
Designed for teens, this site includes information about how different drugs, including marijuana, affect the brain. Also available for free by calling 1-800-729-6686.
Above the Influence
Designed for teens, this site covers the risks and consequences of various drugs and provides news, advice, and real-life stories.
Heroin. Ferreiro, C. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003. Part of the “Drugs: The Straight Facts” series. Contains a thorough discussion of heroin, including history, effects, addiction, and related laws.
Cocaine. Wagner, H.L. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003. Part of the “Drugs: The Straight Facts” series. Contains a thorough discussion of cocaine, including history, effects, addiction, and the “business” of cocaine.
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