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
Designed for teens, this site includes information about how different drugs, including nicotine, affect the brain.
NIDA DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
A useful tool for educators, this site details the latest research, and provides information, publications, and news releases on alcohol use and abuse.
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
Above the Influence
Designed for teens, this site covers the risks and consequences of various drugs and provides news, advice, and real-life stories.
Mind Over Matter
Designed for teens, this site includes information about how different drugs, including nicotine, affect the brain. Also available for free by calling 1-800-729-6686.
NIDA for Teens
Designed for teens, this site provides information on several drugs, including nicotine, as well as quizzes and real-life stories.
Too Smart to Start
Covers a wide range of alcohol-related issues and contains advice columns, word games, and an interactive tool that explains alcohol’s effects on different parts of the body.
The Cool Spot
This NIAAA Web site, created for middle school students, covers a variety of peer pressure issues and discusses the myths and facts of alcohol.
Alcohol. Wagner, H.L.
Part of the “Drugs: The Straight Facts” series. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003. Contains a thorough discussion of alcohol-related issues, including history, health effects, usage trends, and alcoholism.
Nicotine. Wagner, H.L.
Part of the “Drugs: The Straight Facts” series. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003. Contains a thorough discussion of nicotine and smoking, including history, health effects, usage trends, and addiction.
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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