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.

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Lesson Plan Highlights:

  • Student activity sheets

Grade Level(s):

5,  6,  7,  8, 

Student Skills:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Understanding health effects and risks

Time / Duration:

  • 1-2 class periods

Materials:

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

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish