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Interactive Games Middle School and High School
MOUSE PARTY: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/drugs/mouse.html
Where applicable, this presentation primarily depicts how drugs interact with dopamine neurotransmitters because this website focuses on the brain’s reward pathway. Mouse Party is designed to provide a small glimpse into the chemical interactions at the synaptic level that cause the drug user to feel ‘high’.
VIRTUAL DRUG ADDICTION: http://www.tavad.net/virtual-addiction.htm
The game is based on motorcycle racing, in which the young player can choose his pilot to race under the effects of cocaine. With the drug, the player goes faster, overcomes the obstacles, jumps, and the sensations of sound and speed are more attractive. But after a certain time, the effects wear off, the game stops and the pilot has to take another dose. Tolerance to the drug grows: the “highs” are short lived each time and the number of stops to take a dose grows. At the end, the effects of the drug diminish the realism of the race and frustrate any effort to improve.
Other games from ABOVE THE INFLUENCE: http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/fun/default.aspx?path=nav
(Stoners In the Mist, Pete’s Couch, Poetry Game, Thumb Wrestling and more…)
Elementary Activity Book
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You may view and order NIDA’s publications at http://www.drugabuse.gov. Many of the NIDA publications, as well as other materials related to drug abuse, are distributed through theNIDAResearchDisseminationCenter (NIDA RDC). Please call the NIDA RDC directly at 1-877-NIDA-NIH (643-2644), and they will be happy to assist you in ordering publications.
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Treatment Resources in Texas
To find Treatment Resources inTexas1-877-966-3784
If you are faced with a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
To find substance abuse treatment services in your area, please call, toll free, 1-877-9-NO DRUG (1-877-966-3784) for immediate and confidential help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or contact the Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral Center (OSAR) in your region. OSARs are the first point of contact for those seeking substance abuse treatment services.
You may search online for the nearest substance abuse treatment program, however to access services you will need to first contact the OSAR in your region