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Early Drug Abuse Prevention

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Good drugs, bad drugs, all kinds of drugs. Use this collection to expose your youngsters to the proper and improper usage of drugs. From alcohol to opioids to reading prescription medication labels, this collection is sure to get you...
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In Sync Personal Development: Year 9

For Teachers 9th Standards
Change is inevitable—learning how to manage those changes is the focus of the 10 lessons In Sync Personal Development unit module designed for high school freshmen. Scholars develop behaviors and strategies for identifying and expressing...
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What is Addiction?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do our bodies become addicted to some substances? Young psychologists explore the mechanisms of addiction through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. Content includes the cycle of addiction, changes that...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Contemplating Nature vs. Nurture

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does having an addict in your family make it more likely to become one yourself? Explore the genetic risk factors, as well as the prominent environmental influences, for substance addiction in a lesson that encourages awareness and open...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Cycle of Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Drug addiction, including prescription drug addiction, begins with a reason that's different for every user. High schoolers learn more about the reasons people begin abusing drugs with a set of videos and worksheets that discuss four...
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Alcohol: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two activities ask high schoolers to consider the role of alcohol culture in their lives. First, groups analyze the types of appeals used in newspaper ads for alcoholic drinks and compare those images with what they have observed....
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The Chemistry of Addiction

For Students 9th - 12th
Why are addictions so common? A video explains the biological processes associated with addiction and the evolutionary reasons we respond this way. It focuses on the brain and chemical responses. It also explores the links between...
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How Sugar Affects the Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
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Alcohol Addiction and Its Effect on the Body

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use the Internet to research the liver and the effects of alcoholism.  In this alcohol addiction lesson plan students divide into groups and get information on their topic.
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Researchers on the Go (Topic: Alcohol Addiction

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the Internet to find information about how alcohol effects the liver. They talk about how alcohol consumption affects behavior and write a report with the research information.
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The Family Roles of Addiction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This set of slides goes through the different roles that the members of the family of an alcohol or chemical addict take on. Professional in appearance, it takes a straightforward, unemotional look at the "star," the "enabler," the...
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Alcohol: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewTo get the word out about the realities of teens and tweens drinking alcohol, class members engage in two activities. For the first, groups design highway billboards about the dangers of alcohol drinking. Class members then create a...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Commitment to Recovery

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recovery from substance addiction is an ongoing process. The final lesson in a series about painkiller abuse and addiction prompts learners to research various recovery options before writing a short story about a character who is going...
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Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco: What Are the Effects?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In groups, they research how drugs and alcohol affect the body in terms of getting the nutritional values that it needs to be healthy. They also discuss how emotions...
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Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students warn others about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. In this personal health lesson, students research the effects of addiction and share their findings with their classmates. Students then create posters or songs that...
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Drug Use and Abuse: Past and Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pick your poison: tobacco, alcohol, opiates, cocaine, or marijuana. An online exhibition launches a research project that asks groups to select one of the five drugs and gather information on how the use of the drug and the regulations...
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Understanding Addiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
When addressing drugs in your health curriculum, this set of slides can help explain addiction. However, It is elemental in its explanation. It briefly mentions why chemicals can become addicting, lists natural and man-made sources of...
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The Human Mind, Alcohol and the Brain

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create a diagram showing the effects of alcohol on the brain and then create a lesson plan to teach this information to middle school students. They contact middle school teachers and make arrangements for students to actually...
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Electronic Cigarettes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Forty-four slides inform scholars about electronic cigarettes. Bullet points and attention-grabbing pictures cover what e-cigarettes are, their ingredients, and the harm they could cause. Following the presentation is a brief quiz and...
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Substance Abuse/Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine addictions and the effects on people around them. They identify the characteristics of addition and indicators of alcohol abuse. They complete a worksheet for homework.
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Someone in the Class - Children of Alcoholics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze addiction in families.  In this children of alcoholics lesson students answer questions, complete an activity and play a game. 
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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how drugs and alcohol impair athletic performance They discuss the reduction in aerobic activity through drug use and discover what is most affected by abuse. In their journals they write about how maintaining...
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Addictive Risk

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health worksheet, students assess their addictive risk for drugs. They read the two primary factors to addiction and highlight the characteristics that increase and decrease addiction when answering 4 questions.
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Under the Influence

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the effects of teen drinking. In this personal health lesson, students research alcohol's effect on the teen brain. Students discuss their findings about the alcohol-brain connection and create brain maps.

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