Lesson Plans

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids

Created by : 
National Institute on Drug Abuse

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. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matters, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, both the Mind Over Matters and Mind Matters series will be available to order or access online.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • Colorful booklet addressing the biological effects of anabolic steroids

Grade Level(s): 

6789

Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Understanding of biological drugs effects
  • Skills in reading comprehension

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