Supplemental Classroom Instruction

Substance Abuse Supplemental Curriculum


Inhalant Abuse Quiz & Lesson Plan

The Inhalant Abuse Quiz is a tool to help discuss inhalant abuse facts and prevention tips with middle school and high school students. The quiz addresses five topics of inhalant abuse: Basic Facts, Statistics, Types of Inhalants, Signs of Abuse, and Inhalant Abuse Prevention. The 25 questions help students learn about inhalant abuse while also helping them understand the dangers and effects. The Signs of Abuse section will give students the tools to recognize abuse and the Inhalant Abuse Prevention section will provide them with the tools necessary to seek help and say no.

ACE & SADD Inhalant Abuse Prevention

ACE and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) partnered to create an Inhalant Abuse Prevention Facilitators Guide and Lesson Plan. The guide prepares facilitators to discuss inhalant abuse with middle and high school students through interactive activities that inform the students on the statistics, dangers, and warning signs of inhalant abuse. The guide features sections that help develop facilitation skills so leaders are informed and comfortable when speaking with students on the topic. The guide is especially useful for high school students in local SADD chapters who work with and speak to middle school students about inhalants. However, anyone who wants to help increase awareness about inhalant abuse and prevention should find the guide easy-to-use.

Inhalant Abuse: One Huff Can Kill

Video program introduces real stories of teens that discuss the dangerous effects of inhalant abuse. As heart-wrenching stories are shared by families who lost loved ones to huffing, viewers learn that huffing is not only unsafe and unhealthy but deadly. Included in the full purchase of the DVD is a Teacher’s Resource Book (PDF file) with Student Activities, Pre/Post Tests, Fact Sheets, Learning Objectives, and more.

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Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety

Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety is a free, evidence-based set of resources designed to empower parents and teachers to facilitate critical medicine safety discussions with pre-adolescents and adolescents. The program places special emphasis on the message that tweens should only take OTC medications with the permission and supervision of parents or guardians. The program offers resources that have been customized for teachers, nurses, families, and communities, in addition to offering several extra resources to enhance learning, like videos, a digital storybook, an interactive Home Hazards game, and a family guide.


Mentoring in Substance Abuse & Mental Health Careers

Mentoring Hispanic Youth In Substance Abuse And Mental Health Career: A Community Based Model is a resource intended for those interested in mentoring, from developing new programs to becoming mentors themselves. The program manual demonstrates that adult-youth partnerships can make a difference among young people and can be a critical and important factor in encouraging Hispanic youth to enter health care professions.

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Training of Trainers

The Training of Trainers Course involves a highly selective process that CADCA uses to choose its next generation of National Youth Trainers. This is an opportunity for youth who have completed the Key Essentials Course and have an authentic desire to empower other young people to take action around drug use prevention.


Teen Driving Safety: 2017 Resource Guide

This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on teen driving safety. It is divided into 14 sections: (1) organizations; (2) campaigns, programs, and toolkits; (3) data; (4) general publications; (5) Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL); (6) driver education and training; (7) parent supervision; (8) distracted driving; (9) passenger distraction; (10) technology distraction; (11) impaired driving; (12) drowsy driving; (13) drunk driving; and (14) drugged driving.

Medication Abuse Prevention: 2016 Resource Guide

This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on prescription drug overdose prevention among youth and young adults. It is divided into six sections: (1) Organizations, (2) Policy and Legislation, (3) Current Prevention Programs and Resources, (4) Publications, (5) Children’s Safety Network (CSN) Webinars, and (6) Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Publications. Each item in this resource guide includes a short description and a link to the resource itself. Descriptions of organizations, reports, guides, toolkits, campaigns, websites, and initiatives are, in most cases, excerpted from the resources themselves, while descriptions of research studies are excerpted from the study abstracts.



#TalkEarly was created to empower parents to be confident about their own decisions regarding alcohol, model healthy, balanced behaviors, and create a foundation for starting conversations with their kids from an early age.


In One Instant Assemblies

In One Instant makes distracted, reckless, and impaired driving personal and relevant. By engaging teens on an emotional level, this award-winning safe driving program teaches teens how to stay safe behind the wheel and influence their friends and family to do the same. Designed for use in high schools and community centers, teens learn how to: Stand up to peer pressure, refrain from driving when impaired or driving with impaired drivers, utilize a designated driver, refrain from cell phone use/texting while driving, and serve as ambassadors to their peers.


Power of You(th)

MADD offers resources to help youth play a role in underage drinking prevention, by standing up as a leader who makes it OK to say no to alcohol.


Teen Lane

Multimedia resources, information, contests, PSAs, and more for teens and tweens, promoting traffic safety and focusing on topics including distracted driving, driving skills, drowsy driving, speed and aggression, occupant protection, impaired driving, and pedestrian safety.


Most Wanted

PDF resources for ending alcohol and other drug impairment in transportation, eliminate distractions and reduce fatigue-related accidents.



PEERx is a free, online initiative designed to educate teens in grades 8-10 on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The centerpiece of this initiative is “Choose Your Path,” an interactive video that allows the viewer to assume the role of the main character to “call the shots” in the story and watch the drama unfold. Other features of PEERx include an Activity Guide with step-by-step instructions for teens, fact sheets, colorful downloads that can be made into iron-on t-shirt decals, stickers, posters, and wallpapers.


Distracted Driving Simulator

Award-winning simulation technology allows participants to experience the risks of Distracted Driving first hand – while in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment. The PEERS Foundation has partnered with groups like State Farm Insurance, AT&T, and Toyota Motors to bring this eye-opening and lifesaving intervention to hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the United States.

Drunk Driving Simulator

Ground-breaking, state-of-the-art DUI simulator that allows teens and young adults to experience the dangers of DUI within the safety of a Virtual Reality simulation. Participants sit behind the wheel of a car as they drive through and learn about the dangers of impaired driving.

Anti-Tobacco Education

This innovative, immersive mobile museum demonstrates the health risks associated with tobacco use in all of its various forms. Engaging and interesting interactive exhibits are combined with a shocking glimpse of the future in the form of a side-by-side age progression sequence to help educate today’s youth about healthy decisions around tobacco.



SPEAKs is an intensive 4-day leadership and advocacy training institute (for rising high school juniors and seniors) designed to empower students to address traffic safety issues at the national, state and local levels. The SPEAKs program consists of three components: 1. Online Training: Content will focus on public speaking, coalition building, and basic advocacy skills. There will also be a series of webinars with traffic safety experts on current issues in impaired driving for teens. Finally, students will work with government affairs mentors to develop an advocacy strategy. 2. A visit to Washington D.C.: The capstone SPEAKs event is a four-day, three-night visit to Washington, D.C., where you will meet with representatives of national organizations dedicated to youth safety, Congressional staff focused on transportation policy and federal agency staff responsible for federal policy related to teen traffic safety. You will also plan and moderate a briefing for Capitol Hill staff on teens and impaired driving. 3. Follow-up and Mobilization: Following your visit to Washington, you will put your new skills into practice by working to influence local, state and/or federal policy. You may present at national youth conferences or on national webinars, organize state-level events, utilize social media to spread the word, or help in the development of your respective State Highway Safety Plan.


Too Smart to Start

Too Smart To Start helps prevent underage alcohol use by offering strategies and materials for youth, teens, families, educators, community leaders, professionals, and volunteers. Too Smart To Start is a public education initiative designed to: Provide resources to help communities educate youth about the harms of alcohol use and to support the efforts of parents and caregivers to prevent their children from using alcohol.