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"Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths" booklet

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Drugs: Shatter the Myths

"Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths" Q&A booklet answers teens' most frequently asked questions about drugs and drug abuse. A must-have resource for every teen!

Download the publication. [pdf 7.8 MB]


NDFW Kit


National Drug Facts Week Starter Kit

National Drug Facts WeekSM Starter Kit

Four publications to help teens attending your NDFW event learn key scientific facts about drugs, abuse, addiction, consequences, prevention, and treatment.

Publications:

  1. Order Drugs: Shatter the Myths
  2. Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
  3. Order Drugs + Your Body: It Isn't Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster
  4. 2014 National Drug IQ Challenge

Additional NIDA Resources


Curriculum Fact Sheet

Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers: The scientific facts about the effects of drug abuse on the brain and body

Family and consumer sciences teachers can utilize free NIDA materials to educate high school students on the scientific facts about the effects of drugs on the brain, body and behavior.



Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.



Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects.



Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster

Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide)

Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.



arijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster

Marijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster

Double-sided poster for teens and young adults: one side English, one side Spanish. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.



Prescription Drug Poster

Prescription Drug Poster

Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.


NIDA and Scholastic - Heads Up


Poster Teaching Guide: Facts on Drugs—Teen Guide to Making Smart Decisions

Poster Teaching Guide: Facts on Drugs—Teen Guide to Making Smart Decisions

This poster teaching guide helps students understand the serious short- and long-term effects of drug, tobacco, and alcohol use, as well as the importance of informed decision making.



Poster Teaching Guide: Drugs and the Body—It Isn't Pretty

Poster Teaching Guide: Drugs and the Body—It Isn't Pretty

A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets.



Annual Compilations of Articles and Lesson Plans:
These annual compilations going back to 2002 can be downloaded from Scholastic

Annual Compilations of Scholastic Articles and Lesson Plans