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Lesson “How Do Genes Affect Addiction?”

One of the keys to preventing negative consequences of drug and alcohol use is determining what…

Lesson “Drugs and the Teen Brain”

As a teacher, you know that teens are at a critical time of development. The brain…

Lesson “Be a Science Fact-Checker”

Science literacy is an important skill for everyone. That’s especially true for teens, who are inundated…

Lesson “Opioids and the Overdose Epidemic”

America is facing a serious health crisis involving opioid drugs. On average, 3,900 people begin using…

Lesson “Mapping the Brain”

The brain is the body’s most complex organ, controlling everything from our heartbeat to how we…

Lesson “Prescription Pain Medications: What You Need to Know”

Statistics show that the abuse of prescription opioids—a type of pain medication—is a serious problem in…

Prescription Opioid Use and Abuse

If a person takes too much of a prescription opioid, it can lead to a potentially…

Additional Tools
For “Prescription Pain Medications: What You Need to Know”

Download the Additional Tools document (PDF) for grade-tiered resources that support teaching the student article “Prescription…

Stand Up Against Bullying

The lesson and activities in this program will help students develop awareness and skills to help…

Respect Others. Respect Yourself.

The lessons and activities in this program will help develop students’ understanding of how respect is…

Facts on Drugs: Teen Guide to Making Smart Decisions

This important teaching guide is a skill-building program to help students understand the importance of informed…

Student Activities and Printable Worksheets

Click on the links below for printable work sheets, interactive web activities, and quizzes in the Heads…