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Check out these Heads Up posters on how drugs can affect a person’s brain, body, and life. Share the posters to spread the word!

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NEW! Respect Others. Respect Yourself.
Explore the many ways that people can incorporate respect and healthy communication skills into their everyday lives. (First published 2016)






Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty
This poster provides facts on the wide-ranging effects drugs have on the developing brain and body. The consequences affect not only individuals, but also families, friends, and communities. (First published 2012)

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Marijuana: Download the Facts
Find out how marijuana’s effects can interfere with teens’ lives, including in school and on the road. (First published 2011)

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Prescription Drugs
This poster illustrates the double-sided nature of prescription drugs: proper use and abuse. (First published 2011)







Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths
This poster promotes the importance of getting the facts from a trustworthy source when it comes to drugs and drug abuse. Shatter the myths and get the facts during the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug Facts Week. (First published 2010)




LIFE'S COMPLICATED ENOUGH: Make Smart Decisions About Drugs
Follow a teen’s journey through the serious short- and long-term effects of drug use, demonstrating the importance of informed decision making. (First published 2008)





The Teen Brain: Under Construction
The teen brain is still developing, so it is particularly vulnerable to the effects of drugs. Drugs interfere with the teen brain’s natural development, affecting not only the brain, but the entire body. (First published 2004)




You Can't Sniff Away Your Sorrows: Drug Abuse May Cause Addiction, Memory Loss, Heart Failure, Organ Damage, or Death.
Check out the Heads Up Poster Contest Grand Prize-winning artwork and poster concept by student Ania Lisa Etienne to learn more about how drugs can affect your brain and your health. (First published 2003)




Drugs and Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty
This poster provides a graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs. A Spanish version is below. (First published 2002)

Las Drogas y el Cuerpo no son una Buena Combinación
This Spanish poster provides a graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs. An English version is above. (First published 2002)