8th Grade Unit 3: Drugs



Reliable, General Websites about Drugs

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/  (NIDA for Teens! Great website!)
http://www.drugabuse.gov/ (National Institute on Drug Abuse website)
http://www.drugfreeworld.org/#/interactive  (Drug Free World Website)
Click below for an interactive website that shows hows drugs affect different parts of the body.
http://www.scholastic.com/drugs-and-your-body/death.htm

Addiction-More Websites and Articles:

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/eight-questions-teens-about-drugs-and-alcohol

Brain and Addiction:
https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/brain-and-addiction

Why are drugs so hard to quit? Short Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV6zKmt7S5E


Mouse Party

Cocaine Websites (use these 3 sites for the webquest)

webMD website about cocaine below: (This website has multiple pages- look at anatomy of a high)
NIDA Information Website about Cocaine 
Cocaine and the Heart (Sudden Death) - Use this question for #5.

Heroin Websites (use these 4 sites for the webquest)

NIDA for Teens: Heroin-

NIDA: Heroin-

WebMD 

Connection between Pain Medications and Heroin- use this for #5 on the back


Heroin Articles:  You may or may not use these for your wequest, but they are interesting.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-16/news/ct-met-heroin-detective-20131016_1_heroin-epidemic-relief-organization-heroin-overdose-billy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120624/news/706249920/
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-11-16/news/ct-tl-north-shore-heroin-20121116_1_heroin-overdose-heroin-forum-glenview-women

This website has information about a variety of drugs:
Forbes article on bath salts:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/06/05/the-straight-dope-on-what-bath-salts-do-to-your-brain-and-why-theyre-dangerous/
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