Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)– CATCH collaborated with researchers at Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health to create CATCH My Breath™, a prevention program specific to middle and high schoolers’ use of E-cigarettes.
The Prescription Playbook
John Underwood Resources
Substance Abuse Prevention Resources
The Dangers of Vaping, 2:06 minutes – Dr. Subroto Paul, MPH, Director of Thoracic Surgery for RWJBarnabas Health, examines the vaping health crisis
Smoking vs Vaping, 4 minutes – Is vaping actually better for your health?
Maine Liquor Laws: What Adults and Youth Need to Know, 9 minutes – Features B.C. Consultants Speaker Frank Lyons, Alcohol Compliance Training Consultant
Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain, 4 minutes – Highly acclaimed 4 minute animation that discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behavior. It presents complex and up-to-date neurobiological research in a way that is engaging and relevant for teenagers
How Alcohol Affects Your Developing Brain, 3 minutes – This is the first in an educational series of seven videos detailing alcohol’s effects on the developing brain. This video serves as an overview to introduce how the brain works, what neurotransmission is, and how alcohol negatively impairs regular function and development.
Teen Health: Substance Use and Abuse, 3 minutes – Decision-making in teens involves a chemical called dopamine in the brain’s reward center. Dopamine helps transmit signals in the brain that make people feel happy. The number of brain receptors interacting with dopamine is higher in adolescence than at any other time of life
The Stigma of Addiction, 14 minutes – Tony Hoffman has dedicated his life to bringing awareness around the country by describing the dangers of prescription pills and heroin, as well as advocating a shift in thinking towards current addiction-recovery processes. Recorded at TEDxFresnoState
This Is What Happens to Your Brain on Opioids, 4 minutes – Driven by opioid addiction, drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States
Dr. Ruth Potee – Thoughtful, well researched talks on addiction, substance use, and the development of the teenage brain
Teaching Video on Anti-Drug Abuse, 5 minutes – Suitable for educators, this teaching video is created with the objective of facilitating classroom discussion on the topic of anti-drug abuse
How does marijuana affect your brain? 18 minutes – Marijuana is getting more and more popular every year. Public sentiment is shifting and states across the U.S. have begun legalizing pot for medical and recreational use. But what does marijuana do to your brain?
Your Brain On Edible Marijuana, 2 minutes – Is eating pot actually better for you?
THC vs CBD: What’s In Your Weed?, 4 minutes – How do CBD and THC work differently?
Effects of cannabis on the teenage brain, 4 minutes – A short animated video about the effects of cannabis on the brain. Brain development, adolescence and short and long-term effects of cannabis/weed/pot are explained in simple language
Factile – free learning platform that lets teachers create engaging jeopardy-style quiz games for the classroom. Assess students’ understanding of new topics or review the latest concepts using our simple, user-friendly gameboard
Foundation for a Drug-Free World – nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free
Ask, Listen, Learn – FREE digital underage drinking prevention program for kids ages 9-13 (grades 4-7) and their parents and educators with the goal to reduce underage drinking. The information provided throughout the program guides adults with ways to start communicating with kids about alcohol and the developing brain– and how to continue talking to them as part of a lifetime of conversations.
Parents Empowered – A media and education campaign designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking by providing information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use
Wait 21 – Grassroots movement educating and empowering youth to live healthy lives
Journey – A printed magazine for the state of Maine to amplify hope & celebrate freedom from addiction