Order Booklets, DVDS and other Printed Media
The links below offer free products that you can use in your lesson plans including full color booklets, DVDs and other forms of media.
Here is a short series of quizzes that can be downloaded and printed. These quizzes open the dialogue and make great talking points for your students. Print them out as they are or make your own additions and updates.
• Brain Addiction
• Tobacco Quiz
Two Part HIV Quiz
• HIV Activity
• HIV Quiz
Effects of Drug Abuse on the Brain PowerPoint Lesson Plans
This is a series of PowerPoint presentations complete with notes you can use to present to your students. Use these notes as you develop lessons or use the slides as part of a presentation
These lesson plans are derived directly from the NIDA website. You can link to the educator section directly here.
- The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana:The first in a 5-part series, this presentation offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana. Revised January 2007.
- The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction: The second in a 5-part series, this presentation explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine. Revised January 2007.
- Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says:The third in a 5-part series, this presentation reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment. Revised January 2007.
- The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA): The fourth in a 5-part series, this presentation explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use. Revised January 2007.
- Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction: The fifth in a 5-part series, this presentation summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk. Revised January 2007.