For updates regarding COVID-19 and the affected COCA services, please click here.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a great resources when wanting to learn more about different substances and their effects on the body. NIDA is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

Mind Over Matter Series – Invites young teens to take a scientific journey to learn about the brain’s complex responses to specific drugs, including cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, nicotine, opiates, prescription drugs, and steroids. Contact Us if you are interested in receiving some of these materials.

National Drug IQ Challenge – Print the quiz as a PDF or have students take it online.

Stats & Infographics for Educators – “NIDA for Teens” provides the latest statistics, trends, and infographics on teen drug abuse in the United States.

Other Blog Posts

COVID-19: Increased Isolation Adds Problem Gambling ConcernRead More »

COVID-19: Berks Treatment & Recovery ServicesRead More »

COVID-19: Online Support & Meetings in Berks CountyRead More »

COVID-19: Dealing with Social and Emotional NeedsRead More »


See All Blog Post