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Drugs and Health Blog: Anabolic Steroids

Drugs and Health Blog: Anabolic Steroids

August 2016

Timely blog posts feature emerging trends and apply the science of drug abuse to real life. The teacher’s guide features classroom activities and discussion questions for use with selected posts to encourage students to think critically about how drugs and drug abuse can affect them.

Grade: 6-10

Drugs in the News: Brain Power!

Drugs in the News: Brain Power!

July 2016

This module presents information about steroids, methamphetamine (meth), and so-called "club drugs": GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, and MDMA, and their portrayal in the media. Students learn about the effects of each drug and how use of these drugs affects individuals and our society as a whole. Following the lesson, students will a long-term media watch competition. Additional activities include a "ripple effects" handout, a debate, the student magazine, and the CD-ROM. This is one of six modules designed for students in grades 6-9 to learn about the brain and the effects of drugs on the body.

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

Steroids and Athletes: Genes Work Overtime

Steroids and Athletes: Genes Work Overtime

July 2016

This interactive module discusses the use of steroids by athletes, including how they are able to promote muscle growth and their impact on gene transcription.  It also highlights why steroids can persist in the body long after the person stops using the drug.  This is one of six modules from the Pharmacology Education Partnership.

Grade: 9-12