You Can’t Sniff Away Your Sorrows

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Check out the Heads Up Poster Contest Grand Prize-winning artwork and poster concept by student Ania Lisa Etienne. Then use the lesson strategy, discussion questions, and student worksheets to help students learn that drug abuse may cause addiction, memory loss, heart failure, organ damage, or death.

Click on the links below to download and print copies of the poster, complete teaching guide, and printable worksheets.

You Can't Sniff Away Your Sorrows: Drug Abuse May Cause Addiction, Memory Loss, Heart Failure, Organ Damage, or Death (PDF)
Check out the Heads Up Poster Contest Grand Prize-winning artwork and poster concept by student Ania Lisa Etienne.

You Can't Sniff Away Your Sorrows (Teaching Guide, PDF)
Use the lesson strategy, discussion questions, and student worksheets to help students learn more about how drugs can affect your brain and your health.

Cause and Effect: How Drugs Change the Brain (PDF)
Drugs of abuse cause changes in the brain that affect the way the drug user thinks and feels. Check out the worksheet “Drugs Change Your Brain,” and then complete this activity by connecting each drug to the effect it has on the brain.

Drugs Change Your Brain (PDF)
Drug abusers may alter their brains forever. Drugs of abuse change the way an abuser’s brain works. Some of those changes might last for minutes. But other changes may be permanent. Check out what drugs can do to the brain, and then complete the fill-in-the-blank activity.  

Messed-Up Messages: Addiction and Your Brain (PDF)
Check out this worksheet to learn more about how drug addiction affects the brain. 

Path to a Healthy Future (PDF)
The right choices keep your brain at its best. Check out the worksheet “Messed-Up Messages,” and then complete the maze by following the statements that describe how the brain functions normally without drugs.  

Remember Your Brain: A Crossword Challenge (PDF)
Test your brain by completing this crossword puzzle about how the brain works and how drugs of abuse change the way the brain sends and receives messages.  

Stop Toxic Effects: Make the Connection (PDF)
Drug users crave drugs of abuse because of the way drugs work in the brain. But these drugs are toxic to the human body. Make the connections between inhalants, steroids, marijuana, MDMA (ecstasy), and cocaine, and how they can affect the body.