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Title: Needed an unbiased consultation/research recommendation about a classroom curriculum to address alcohol and other drugs.

Date Posted: 2/13/2006

Question: “We are looking for a consultant or University / Center to provide us with an unbiased recommendation for a component of a secondary school health class to address alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.”


The National Institute for Drug Abuse has developed materials called "NIDA goes back to school: Science-based drug abuse education.”

Here is what they say on their website at

    “NIDA Goes Back to School is your source of FREE information about the latest science-based drug abuse publications and teaching materials"

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body [Grades 5-11]

  • Complilations - A collection of articles designed to teach students about the repercussions of drug use. These articles were distributed in Scholastic classroom magazines during the 2003/2004 school year.

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction [Grades 9-12]

  • Interactive, science-based curriculum supplement for high school students and teachers. Includes a CD-ROM with video and activities. Provides current, research-based information on various aspects of drug abuse and addiction, including neurobiology, behavioral components and treatment”

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