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97 resources with the concept drug addiction

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What You Need to Know about Marijuana Use and Driving

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Research indicates that marijuana can negatively affect coordination and judgment, making it dangerous to drive while under the influence. But does it increase the risk of car crashes? An informative fact sheet describes the ways...
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The Science of Marijuana—How THC Affects the Brain

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Marijuana can affect every part of a user's life—starting with the delicate nervous centers of the brain. An informative article and worksheet prompt teenagers to learn more about how the THC found in most forms of marijuana can...
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers get the real information about marijuana use based on the history of tobacco legislation and research. As they read an educational passage about marijuana laws, science, and changing attitudes, they address their preconceptions...
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What Parents Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Teens

For Parents 7th - 12th
The teenage years find adolescents yearning for independence—and often isolating their parents from their everyday lives. Educate parents on the warning signs of marijuana use, including its effects on the brain and the likelihood of...
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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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Marijuana Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
There are facts about marijuana, there are myths about marijuana—and there is everything in between. An online quiz challenges middle and high schoolers to assess their knowledge about marijuana and the potency, potential harm, and legal...
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Risks from Smoking

For Students 6th - 12th
Discover what smoking does to one's body with a detailed reference page that points out the types of cancers and chronic diseases that can occur when using tobacco products. 
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Live Outside the Ordinary—Extraordinary Tobacco Reduction Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage healthy habits with three activities designed to reduce tobacco use. In addition to a plethora of tobacco-related facts, scholars have the opportunity to create an ingredient display and take a 10-question quiz.
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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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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 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...
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My Generation Rx: Plot Twists

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can prescription drugs be dangerous if they were prescribed by a doctor? Is it okay to share your prescription drugs with friends if they really need them? Clear up any common misconceptions about prescription drugs with a set of...
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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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The Brain's Response to Drugs

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Marijuana affects the brain differently than inhalants, which have a different effect than opioids. Elementary and middle school classes read about these drugs as well as nicotine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, and steroids before...
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Drugs: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens to your body when you use drugs? What do you do if your friend wants you to start using? Learn about the signs of addiction and the ways to withstand peer pressure with two classroom activities. After storyboarding the...
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Is Our Community Influenced by the Opioid Epidemic?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Opioid abuse is becoming a national crisis, but combating the influence of opioids requires examining the ways it affects individual communities. A thorough teacher guide provides step-by-step instructions about implementing an...
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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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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Decisions and Consequences

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teach young learners that most drug addictions end in one of three outcomes: treatment, jail, or death. After watching a short video segment on the consequences of drug abuse, class members discuss what they viewed and consider what...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Brain on Autopilot

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
For some people, the force of addiction can be as biologically compelling as the drive for food or water. High schoolers watch a video segment about Ryan, a recovering addict, and learn more about how opioids and other drugs can affect...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The I-STOP law was designed to regulate the distribution and tracking of prescription drugs. After reading an article about its signing and implementation, middle and high schoolers work together to come up with their own ideas for an...
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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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Learn to Be Smart and Safe with Medicine

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The stated purpose of a school tool kit is to help schools implement teen prescription drug abuse awareness programs. The kit includes actions that groups can take in the school, with parents, and in the community at large.
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Drugs: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do drugs do to the body and to the mind? What are the dangers of using drugs? How can teens respond to the pressure to use drugs? After reading a series of articles related to drug use and abuse, class members prepare a skit to...
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Drugs of Abuse

For Students 6th - 12th
Anabolic steroids, dissociative drugs, GHB & rohypnol, hallucinogens, inhalants, MDMA, methamphetamine, and nicotine. Click through a series of slides that provide viewers with the street names of these drugs and more, their methods...