Substance Abuse Teacher Resources

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My Generation Rx: Champions of Rx

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What is the number one reason teens say they misuse prescription drugs? Are all prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you illegal to use? Answer these questions and more with a trivia game that includes survey topics and...
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Tobacco Free Teens

For Students 4th - 10th
Clear the smoke about cigarette use with an engaging application. Comic strip animation and games teach learners why they should never try smoking in the first place, and how to quit this lethal habit if they have already been lured in.
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Analyzing Media Messages

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Telling young people to just say no can be difficult in a world that inundates them with messages to just say yes. A lesson on media messages encourages teenagers to analyze song lyrics and advertisements that mention drugs and/or...
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Grade 9 - Personal Development (Substance Abuse Prevention)

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders evaluate peer, cultural, mass media, and social influences related to substance use and abuse. Define available support and describe use refusal skills.
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Drugs

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explore peer pressure by completing worksheets. In this drug awareness lesson, students define a long list of illegal and prescription drugs while viewing images of each drug. Students complete a word match worksheet and conduct...
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Role Play "Saying No To Drugs"

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the positive and negative aspects of different types of drugs. They discuss when drugs help and when they cause harm, create a paper plate puppet, and participate in a role-play with a partner using their puppets.
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Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Why shouldn't you smoke? Emerging learners of all ages research facts about smoking and its impact on our health. They write a persuasive and friendly letter encouraging a friend not to smoke. This is especially interesting for older...
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Drug Acrostics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research a specific drug and the drugs properties and effects. In small groups they take an online drug awareness quiz, conduct Internet research, and create an acrostic for a selected drug.
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The Truth About "Rehab" and Drug Addiction

For Students 9th - 12th
In this drug addiction worksheet, students read an article about "rehab" and drug addiction and take a 10 question multiple choice quiz after they read to determine what they know about these two topics. Students discuss the reading and...
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Designers Against Drugs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students design and present posters that promote the idea of staying away from drugs. They conduct Internet research, and in small groups create and present their anti-drug posters.
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The Drug Dope Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In small groups, students research an assigned drug category including its physical effects, addiction treatments and the societal, academic and economic impacts of drug abuse. They engage in a "talk show" and discussion about drug...
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Drug Abuse and Impairment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the consequences of abusing drugs. In this drug awareness lesson, students complete a worksheet to find out how much they know about the danger of drugs. They suggest ways to avoid this situation.
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Get To Know the Truth on Drug Use Around You

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine various opinions about alcohol and drug use. They complete a drug use survey, tally, analyze, and discuss the results, discuss the school's drug use, and write a journal response.
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Information And Advice On Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify and analyze a variety of sources for information and statistics on drugs. They map out why its important to know the facts about drugs. In addition, they show examples of what happens when you use drugs of any kind.
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Mouse Party

For Students 7th - 12th
This is a note-taking chart for an interactive lesson on the effects of different drugs on brain activity. Middle schoolers choose a lab mouse and put it into a viewer to see what brain chemicals are being affected. They record the...
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If You Really Love Me

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars identify the effects of substance abuse. In this drug awareness lesson, students work together to develop a slogan for substance use and abuse. Each pair of young scholars posts their slogans for the class to see.
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Alcohol and Other Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a quiz about substance abuse, then discuss the answers. They read and analyze the top five reasons students give for using alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs and discuss ways for them to make healthy choices.
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Learning To Make Healthy Decisions on Drug And Alcohol Use

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how to make informed choices regarding drug and alcohol use. They participate in a class discussion about drug and alcohol use, and in small groups develop scenarios and solutions about helping a friend or relative who...
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Drugs in Schools: Preventing Substance Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers evaluate substance abuse problems at their school and then create solutions for the problems.
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Substance Use and Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is substance abuse? What is the difference between a depressant and a stimulant? Here is a comprehensive unit on drug use, including three lessons with such activities as categorizing and defining key terms, identifying issues...
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Crossing the Synaptic Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in...
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Drugs Info

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders understand the effects of substance abuse and then in pairs, they use a KWL chart to assess their prior knowledge of drugs; healthy and unhealthy. Then as a whole group, 5th graders provide feedback and are introduced to...
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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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Marijuana Facts for Teens

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is marijuana addictive? Can you drive under the influence of marijuana? What happens if you smoke marijuana while you're pregnant? Teenagers learn the answers to these and many more frequently asked questions in an online booklet about...