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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published April 2007. Revised July 2018.

Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug misuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. In Spanish

Mind Matters: Opioids

Published July 2018. Revised July 2018.

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how prescription pain medicines, opioids, change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matter, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, hard copies of the older Mind Over Matter series with Sara Bellum are still available from our clearinghouse. In Spanish

Mind Matters: Nicotine

Published July 2018.

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how nicotine changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matter, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, hard copies of the older Mind Over Matter series with Sara Bellum are still available from our clearinghouse. In Spanish

Mind Matters: Marijuana

Published July 2018.

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how marijuana changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matter, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, hard copies of the older Mind Over Matter series with Sara Bellum are still available from our clearinghouse. In Spanish

National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

Published January 2018.

Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse. In Spanish

Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster

Published October 2012.

Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs. A provocative and engaging educational tool. Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society. 

Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster

Published August 2012.

Posters for teens and young adults. Single-sided English and double-sided English/Spanish versions available. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide)

Published September 2011.

Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

Drugs: SHATTER THE MYTHS

Published October 2010. Revised March 2015.

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images. In Spanish

Prescription Drug Poster

Published March 2010.

Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.

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