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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.


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

Language Arts Activities

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

Smoking Prevention Lessons & Resources

Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5
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
Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities on Holidays, 2003

Health & Safety Activities

The Surgeon General's Warning
How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
School Disruption -- Nonviolent and Violent
How Does Tobacco Affect the Body?
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Methods to Quit Smoking
Computer Drug Quiz
The Dangers of Marijuana
More Popular Health & Safety Activities

Psychology Resources

Impact of Disaster on Students with Exceptionalities
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities

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A Comprehensive Guide to Drugs on College Campuses
Help your high-school students prepare for the college drug and alcohol scene.

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