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Mind Over Matter Series

Mind Matters Series (formerly Mind Over Matters)

September 2018

A set of visually appealing booklets—The Brain’s Response to: drugs, marijuana, nicotine, opioids, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and steroids—that explain how the drugs change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects.

Grade: 6-9

Mind Matters: Drugs and the Brain

Mind Matters: Drugs and the Brain

September 2018

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how drugs 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. 

Grade: 6-9

Mind Matters: The Brain's Response to Marijuana

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Marijuana

September 2018

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how marijuana changes 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.

Grade: 6-9

Mind Matters: The Brain's Response to Nicotine

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Nicotine

September 2018

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how nicotine changes 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.

Grade: 6-9

Mind Matters: The Brain's Response to Opioids

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids

September 2018

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.

Grade: 6-9

Mind Over Matter Series: Anabolic Steroids

Mind Over Matter Series: Anabolic Steroids

July 2016

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how anabolic steroids changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. The Teacher’s Guide (online and English only) includes background information, lesson plans, and activities. Part of a set of nine booklets—The Brain’s Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids.  

Grade: 6-9

Cocaine

Mind Over Matter Series: Cocaine

July 2016

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how cocaine changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. The Teacher’s Guide (online and English only) includes background information, lesson plans, and activities. Part of a set of nine booklets—The Brain’s Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids.  

Grade: 6-9

Mind Over Matter Series: Hallucinogens

Mind Over Matter Series: Hallucinogens

July 2016

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how hallucinogens changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. The Teacher’s Guide (online and English only) includes background information, lesson plans, and activities. Part of a set of nine booklets—The Brain’s Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids.  

Grade: 6-9

Mind Over Matter Series: Inhalants

Mind Over Matter Series: Inhalants

July 2016

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how inhalants changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. The Teacher’s Guide (online and English only) includes background information, lesson plans, and activities. Part of a set of nine booklets—The Brain’s Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids.  

Grade: 6-9

Mind Over Matter Series: Methamphetamine

Mind Over Matter Series: Methamphetamine

July 2016

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how methamphetamine changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. The Teacher’s Guide (online and English only) includes background information, lesson plans, and activities. Part of a set of nine booklets—The Brain’s Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids.  

Grade: 6-9

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