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Substance Abuse Resources 



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Members Only Resources

("Members" = previous workshop attendees) 

Drug & Alcohol Info 


Youth Risk Behavior Survey

National middle & high school survey that includes questions on substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, and breaks down data by state.  

Monitoring the Future Survey

Survey of national youth drug trends conducted for 25+ years.

PRIDE Survey

National results from school-administered survey.

National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health

Surveys national drug abuse trends in kids age 12+. 

CDC Shareable graphics & videos

Great graphics to help teach/share current opioid stats /students and families



National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Information about all drugs of abuse and how to assess problems.

Truth Initiative

Anti-nicotine education, research, and activism


Still Blowing Smoke

Up-to-date Info on ecigs. Great collection of articles.

Extensive list of substance abuse info on my Parent Resource page 

Curriculum Resources 


Safety First: Real Drug Education for Teens

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.


National Institute for Drug Abuse for Teachers

Science and standards-based classroom lessons and multimedia activities on teens and drugs created by NIDA.


Scholastic Heads Up (Real News About Drugs & Your Body) for Teachers

Lesson plans, printables and articles for students


Natural High

A large selection of videos from diverse familiar role models with discussion guides and worksheets that make for easy (and last-minute) powerful classes.


Learn. Genetics. The Science of Addiction.

Information, lesson plans and interactive web-based activities for infusing the study of drugs and addictions into science curriculum for 6-12th.


Above the Influence

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.


Just Think Twice

Teen-targeted (DEA) website with drug stats and info and relatable real-life teen addiction stories


Media Detectives

Media literacy for elementary students re: drugs and alcohol


Common Sense Media: Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

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.


Catch My Breath

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.


Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

Free Health education lessons re: tobacco & nicotine


Make Smoking History

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


The Real Cost of Vaping: Understanding the Dangers of Teen E-cigarette Use

Single High School lesson plan (including newest data) from a collaboration between the U.S. FDA & Scholastic.



Ask Listen Learn 

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

CAMY (Center of Alcohol Marketing & Youth)

Facts, research and an extensive marketing gallery on alcohol marketing and it’s impact on youth.


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