Substance Abuse Resources
Drug & Alcohol Info
National middle & high school survey that includes questions on substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, and breaks down data by state.
Survey of national youth drug trends conducted for 25+ years.
National results from school-administered survey.
Surveys national drug abuse trends in kids age 12+.
SUBSTANCE SCIENCE & RISKS
Scientific Information about all drugs of abuse and how to assess problems.
Anti-nicotine education, research, and activism
Up-to-date Info on ecigs. Great collection of articles.
Extensive list of substance abuse info on my Parent Resource page
Comprehensive FREE substance education curriculum from the Drug Policy Alliance. Takes a progressive harm reduction approach, with a social justice and trauma-informed lens.
Too Good for Drugs
Evidence-based comprehensive K-12 curricula programs ranging from $180-$265/grade K-8 and $400 for all of high school.
Science and standards-based classroom lessons and multimedia activities on teens and drugs created by NIDA.
Lesson plans, printables and articles for students
A large selection of videos from diverse familiar role models with discussion guides and worksheets that make for easy (and last-minute) powerful classes.
Information, lesson plans and interactive web-based activities for infusing the study of drugs and addictions into science curriculum for 6-12th.
Great website for tweens/teens, with substance info and empowerment to challenge peer and media pressure, and take care of friends. A good site to use for a Webquest.
Teen-targeted (DEA) website with drug stats and info and relatable real-life teen addiction stories
Media literacy for elementary students re: drugs and alcohol
Articles, advice and videos re: teen-targeted pro-use media messages, how they impact our youth, and how to help kids arm themselves against them.
Bi-lingual e-learning game-based modules for middle and high schoolers from MD Anderson Cancer Centers.
FREE ecig & prevention program for middle and high school with 4 lessons at 30-40 minutes designed to be student-centered learning facilitated by peer leaders. Uses a variety of educational strategies including: cooperative learning groups, group discussions, goal setting, interviews, and analyzing mass media.The program also provides teacher education, online resources, and take-home materials for parents.
Free Health education lessons re: tobacco & nicotine
Toolkit for Schools from MA Dpt of Health, includes a wealth of resources for admin, counselors and health educators including adaptable resources (powerpoint presentations, handouts) to educate parents/staff.
SmokeSCREEN: A Smoking/Vaping Prevention Videogame
Online game for ages 10-16 developed by Yale & CVS partnership. Early data showing it effectively increasing knowledge and attitude shifting re: smoking and ecig use.
Get Smart about Tobacco (Scholastic)
Health and Science education lessons re: nicotine products for grades 3-7
Single High School lesson plan (including newest data) from a collaboration between the U.S. FDA & Scholastic.
Free videos & lesson plans, games for teaching middle schoolers re: alcohol's affects on the developing brain. From the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.
Resources for media literacy lesson (mocking alcohol advertising industry):
AlcoholEdu® for High School
Free curriculum takes a public health approach to alcohol ed, incorporating evidence-based prevention methods
Facts, research and an extensive marketing gallery on alcohol marketing and it’s impact on youth.