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Substance Use Disorders

Resources and presentations for Educators

Alcohol's Effects on Health
Research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well being. Site includes general information, tools, and a navigator for treatment.
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Brain Science of Addiction
Presentation by Dr. Ruth Potee on the brain science of addiction. Multiple versions of presentations for different audiences.
Source: Dr. Ruth Potee

Get Smart About Drugs
A DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Guide to Preventing Substance Abuse to be used by Early Childhood Educators
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Advancing Addiction Science

MedlinePlus: Alcohol Use Disorder
Resources to educate about alcohol use.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Operation Prevention
The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioid. and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. Resources include: virtual field trips, classroom resources, self-paced modules, workplace resources and resources for parents.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency, Discovery Education​​

Teachers: Classroom Resources on Drug Effects
Explores the ways that different drugs affect your brain, body, and life. Teacher's guide included.
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Why is Adolescence a Critical Time for Preventing Drug Addiction?
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Advancing Addiction Science