Substance Abuse Teacher Resources

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Brain Power

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the effects of substance abuse on the human brain. They complete six online module activities that includes identifying the differences between medicines and drugs, analyzing the steps of scientific inquiry,...
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Facts About Marijuana

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana help with depression? Are there any long-term effects of using marijuana? Is it safer to drive high than it is to drive drunk? Several important facts about marijuana challenge pupils to confront the myths they may believe...
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Decision Makers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine ways to avoid and resist situations that could lead to substance abuse or violence. They read and discuss a Decision Making worksheet, role-play various scenarios in small groups, and discuss how they felt during the...
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Bush Plans Hit on Drug Use

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the topic of drug abuse. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Bush Plans Hit on Drub Abuse," respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based...
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Anti-drug Shock Tactics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the effectiveness of 'shock tactics' to discourage drug abuse. They view a video about the death of a 21-year-old heroin addict. In small groups they discuss the video and complete comment sheet.
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"Drug Abuse Brochure"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students understand the facts about drugs and what can also impact the whole school population.  In this drug information activity students complete research on the Internet and a drug abuse crossword handout. 
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Marijuana Facts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana really hurt you? Three medical facts and three discussion questions prompt teenagers to consider the ramifications of using marijuana recreationally.
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Marijuana: Help Someone Kick the Habit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students define substance abuse, assess how they and their friends have been affected by marijuana, evaluate how pot users are hurting themselves, and explore how teens can stay away from or stop smoking pot.
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The Dangers of Crack and Cocaine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
For this health related worksheet, students discuss and analyze why people shouldn't use crack or cocaine and then complete a word search containing forty five words associated with the dangers of crack and cocaine.
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Journalism: Underage Drinking

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research underage drinking and read a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association about the issue. They interview experts on substance abuse and liquor store owners about their policies. Students publish their...
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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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Getting it Straight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a drug abuse survey to evaluate their parents' knowledge of the current drug abuse problems in our country. They develop questions, vote on the top ten for the survey, and tally the anonymous results. This is the third...
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Inhalant Acrostic

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the health hazards of using inhalants. They conduct Internet research, and using the information from their research create an acrostic on the dangers of using inhalants.
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Publishers of Information (inhalants

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the health hazards of using inhalants. They conduct Internet research, complete a guide sheet, and in small groups create an three to six page informational booklet on the dangers of inhalants.
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Let's Research the Effects of Cocaine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the health hazards and dangers of using cocaine. They discuss and list their opinions about cocaine, read various website articles, and in small groups conduct Internet research and write a report.
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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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Fried Out Brain (Inhalants)

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the negative health effects of inhalants on the brain. In small groups they conduct Internet research, and create a poster that informs other students about the dangers of inhalants.
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Rap Against Inhalants

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the health consequences of using inhalants. They conduct Internet research, and in small groups create a rap song and presentation about the dangers of inhalant use.
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Comparing Brain Images

For Students 8th - 12th
In this brain worksheet, students use an on line source to study the effects of drug use on brain function. They color a normal functioning brain and a cocaine addicted brain to show the differences.
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What is Cocaine?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the dangers of cocaine use. They develop a list of names that cocaine is known as, and in small groups conduct Internet research and write a group report on the health hazards of using cocaine.
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Don't Pollute Your Body

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the dangers of using and abusing inhalants. They conduct Internet research, and in small groups create a brochure that includes pictures and information about the health hazards of using inhalants.
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This Is Your Brain on Pot

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the causes and effects of marijuana addiction and research how THC affects different areas of the brain. They synthesize their knowledge by creating print advertisements that inform teenagers about the physiologic danger...
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Commercial Time. Don't Turn that Channel!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review information on drug abuse and types of drugs and then learn about alcohol and other drug abuse in a hands on activity. In addition, they learn about kinds of drugs and the effects of drug abuse on the body.
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A Test Case for Individual Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the different points of view regarding testing students for drug use. They then work in pairs to create and perform dialogues that flesh out two sides of the argument around this controversial issue.