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K2, spice, bath salts

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to K2/Spice and Bath Salts

November 2019

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how synthetic drugs, such as K2/spice and bath salts, change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. This booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

Grade: 5-9

Mind Matters: The Brain's Response to Marijuana

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Marijuana

November 2019

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. This booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

Grade: 5-9

Methamphetamine

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Methamphetamine

November 2019

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. This booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

Grade: 5-9

Mind Matters: The Body's Repsonse to Nicotine, Tobacco, and Vaping

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Nicotine, Tobacco and Vaping

November 2019

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. This booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

Grade: 5-9

Mind Matters: The Brain's Response to Opioids

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids

November 2019

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 a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

Grade: 5-9

Prescription stimulants

Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Prescription Stimulants

November 2019

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how prescription drugs, like Adderall® and Ritalin®, changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. This booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

Grade: 5-9

Mouse Party

Mouse Party

October 2015

Teens learn how different kinds of drugs change the natural state of a mouse’s brain. Alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD, marijuana, and methamphetamine change the communication pathways between neurons and affect neurotransmission.

Grade: 9-12

NDAFW Activity Ideas: Activities in the Community

February 2020

These community activities are designed to help students in grades 6 through 12 learn about the effects of drug use on the developing body and brain.

Grade: 6-12

NDAFW Activity Ideas: Online Activities

February 2020

These online activities are designed to help students in grades 6 through 12 learn about the effects of drug use on the developing body and brain.

Grade: 6-12

NDAFW Activity Ideas: School-wide Activities

February 2020

These school activities are designed to help students in grades 6 through 12 learn about the effects of drug use on the developing body and brain.

Grade: 6-12

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