The National Institutes of Health, through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, launched a website to help teach adolescents, aged 11 to 15, about drug abuse. Catering to teachers and parents as well, the institute was able to tap teenagers while developing the site so that its content appropriately addresses their concerns in a timely manner. The website does not intend to preach about drug abuse but aims to offer scientific facts about how prohibited drugs affect a teen’s body and brain so that these teenagers will be equipped with the appropriate information in making decisions regarding drug use.
A part of the website is dedicated for teachers and parents who want to explain drug abuse and effects of drugs to their students and children. Certain activities were provided to explain anabolic steroids; brain and addiction; ecstasy; HIV, AIDS, and Drug Abuse; inhalants; marijuana; prescription drug abuse; stimulants; tobacco addiction; mind over matter and teacher’s guide on mind over matter.