Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how prescription pain medicines, opioids, change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. This booklet is part of the Mind Matters series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.


What's in the Lesson Plan:

  • Colorful booklet addressing the biological effects of opioids

Grade Level(s):

5,  6,  7,  8, 

Student Skills Targeted:

  • Understanding of biological drugs effects
  • Skills in reading comprehension

Time / Duration:

  • 1-2 class periods


  • Computer with Internet access per 1-2 students OR
  • Order free copies of the booklets for students


  • English
  • Spanish