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97 resources with the concept drug addiction

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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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The Science of Addiction: The Story of Teens

For Students 6th - 12th
Users of Discovery Education's interactive on the biology of addiction examine common misconceptions about opioids and learn about the factors that cause addiction. Additionally, they listen to the stories of three teens and their...
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Investigating the Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How bad is the opioid crisis in America? Has it gotten worse in the last few decades? Why? High schoolers delve into these questions with a thorough and thoughtful lesson from The New York Times on heroin prescription opioids. Starting...
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What Are the Effects of Opioid Addiction on Young People?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are schools doing enough to address the opioid crisis in America? One school, Hope Academy in Indianapolis, focuses its entire curriculum on recovery from substance abuse. A nine-minute video from PBS documents the school's efforts to...
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Opioids and the Overdose Epidemic

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Learn about the opioid and overdose epidemic in America with an article that explains what opioids are, how they are used, and how they are abused. Learners discover the death rates associated with opioid overdoses and other factors that...
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What's the Deal? Addiction Card Game

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Addiction is a big deal! Playing a game of cards helps learners understand the concept of addiction. Through their analysis, they examine the potential for addiction and how it varies for each individual.
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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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Drugs Awareness

For Teachers 9th Standards
Legal and illegal. Use and misuse. Risks and consequences. Myths and facts. Class members investigate the effects on the body of various drugs, including cannabis, nicotine, and alcohol.
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Drugs Awareness

For Teachers 10th Standards
The final lesson in a series of 10 focusing on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual (SPECS) health investigates the effects of legal and illegal substances, their risks, and the consequences of their misuse.
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Prescription Pain Medications

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study different pain medications and their side effects.  For this drug usage lesson students read articles and complete a worksheet. 
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Real Questions, Real Answers About Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students brainstorm about questions they have about drugs. In this health science lesson, students research about frequently asked questions on drugs and addiction. They explain why it is important to get accurate information.
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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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Straight Talk on Prescription Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discover how doctors custom fit prescription drugs to patients. For this health science instructional activity, students explain the risks associated with drug abuse. They discuss common myths about prescription drugs.
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The Cycle of Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine how families and peers influence their decision making.  In this addiction lesson plan middle schoolers study the cycle of addiction to drugs and what can be done to prevent it. 
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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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Comparing Brain Images

For Students 8th - 12th
In this brain activity, 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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The Dangers of Crack and Cocaine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this health related worksheet, young scholars 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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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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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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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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This Is Your Brain on Pot

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Addictive Risk

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health activity, 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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The Hijacked Brain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students define drug addiction by identifying these four key features. They identify risk factors and protective factors in their own lives related to drug abuse and addiction by filling out a self assessment. Students use the Web to...
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Inhalants: A Looming Threat for All Teens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify common substances with chemical vapors. In this health science instructional activity, students explain the dangerous effects of inhalants. They brainstorm ways to warn other teens about the risks of abusing this...