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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, 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

DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Revised June 2018.

Provides an overview of drug use and addiction, including what happens in the brain during drug use, why some people become addicted while others don’t, and the importance of prevention. In Spanish

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Revised March 2016.

This guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of 7 principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development; these principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations, on the course of child development, and on common elements of early childhood programs.

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

Published 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

Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Revised July 2017.

This brief fact sheet discusses the risks of untreated opioid use disorder during pregnancy, particularly neonatal abstinence syndrome, and provides evidence-based treatment options that have been shown to be safe and effective.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood A Research-Based Guide (In Brief)

Published September 2016.

This brief guide highlights seven evidence-based principles of prevention for use in the early years of a child’s life (prenatal through age 8), developed from research funded in full or in part by NIDA. This guide also lists evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that work with different populations and age groups.

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.

Brain Power

Brain Power! is designed to take students through a step-by-step exploration of the processes of science and how to use these processes to learn about scientists and the different work they do, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the nervous system and the body. 

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