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Drug Prevention Resources

Children need to be educated about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs in order to make safe decisions. Find lessons and printables to teach your students about smoking, substance abuse prevention, and health and wellness. Utilize these cross-curricular teaching resources on alcohol and drug awareness to make sure your students get the facts.

Printables

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Diagram of Mouth, Nose, and Lungs
The Effects of Tobacco Use
Cigarette Smoking Worksheet
Smoking Effects
"Say NO" to Drugs
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
No Smoking!
How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
The Price of Cigarettes
Common Characteristics of Young Smokers
More Alcohol & Drug Awareness Printables

Language Arts Activities

Drugs and Your Body: Family Activity
Drugs and Your Body: Vocabulary
Crank Reading Guide
Glass Reading Guide
Dope Sick Reading Guide
Autobiography of My Dead Brother Reading Guide
Fallout Reading Guide
Vocabulary Review of Smoking Terms
Creating a New World Writing Activity

Smoking Prevention Lessons & Resources

Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
An Honest Cigarette Ad?
Smoking-Related Mortality Facts
More Smoking Prevention Resources

Substance Abuse Prevention References

Heavy Alcohol Use, by Age Group, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex: 1985-1997
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Alcoholism
Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities on Holidays, 2003

Health & Safety Activities

Intervention Strategies for Suicide
School Disruption -- Nonviolent and Violent
Impact of Disaster on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities
Science and Social Studies: Caffeine - Harmless or Harmful?
More Popular Health & Safety Activities

Psychology Resources

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Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Resources
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August Calendar of Events
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Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.