Mind Matters Series

Note: Brain Power and the Shatter the Myths booklets have been discontinued and we hope these resources will be useful to you.

A set of visually appealing booklets—The Brain’s Response to: drugs, marijuana, nicotine, opioids, cocaine, inhalants, methamphetamine, prescription stimulant drugs, and synthetic drugs like K2/spice and bath salts—that explain how the drugs change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. All of the booklets are available in both English and Spanish. 


What's in the Lesson Plan:

  • 9 booklets each addressing one drug topic
  • Mind Matters Teacher’s guide (online in English and Spanish)

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

Mind Matters Series