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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

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

National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

Published March 2020.

Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug use and addiction by asking them to take a 13-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug use. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Naloxone

Published September 2019.

A plain language summary of naloxone, the different dosage forms, how they are used, and precautions to keep in mind when administering naloxone. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Criminal Justice

Revised June 2019.

Looks at the challenges with substance use disorders (SUDs) among people in the criminal justice system, and why treatment and follow up is important for inmates. In Spanish

Teaching Addiction Science

Revised February 2019.

This 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opioids (heroin), or marijuana.

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.

Drugs: SHATTER THE MYTHS

Revised September 2016.

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

Heads Up: Drugs & The Body - It Isn't Pretty English/Spanish Poster

Revised July 2019.

A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets. One side in English; the other in Spanish. Note: the PDF is only in English.

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

Revised March 2010.

Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.

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