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How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Injection, taking a pill, or inhaling are the three main ways to administer a drug. But how do these drugs affect the brain? Watch a video that explains how neurons use neurotransmitters to communicate to one another in the brain.
Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The I-STOP law was designed to regulate the distribution and tracking of prescription drugs. After reading an article about its signing and implementation, middle and high schoolers work together to come up with their own ideas for an...
Drug Use and Abuse: Past and Present
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Pick your poison: tobacco, alcohol, opiates, cocaine, or marijuana. An online exhibition launches a research project that asks groups to select one of the five drugs and gather information on how the use of the drug and the regulations...
Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the difference between medical marijuana and marijuana bought on the street? Not much. High schoolers learn more about marijuana with an informational booklet that focuses on the medical uses of THC, how marijuana affects the...
How Americans Got Stuck with Endless Drug Commercials
9 mins 9th - 12th
On average, 80 commercials for prescription drugs appear on American television every hour. Such commercials are illegal in most other countries. So why are these ads so much a part of US TV? Check out a video that presents the arguments...