Drug Unit


Single Non-Transferable License






★★★★★ Drugs can be a difficult subject to present to teens! This #1 BEST-SELLING unit is one I taught to my own students and these health lessons are powerful and relevant for today’s teens.
-These Health lessons will make teaching the dangers of drugs engaging, and thought-provoking!
-Full step-by-step directions tell you what to say and they follow PowerPoint slides that walk you through each lesson as you teach your students!

This product has everything you need to encourage your students that what drugs provide is temporary and that the negative effects of using drugs can last a lifetime.

  • ★NEW!★ ALL STUDENT DOCS for this “Drug Unit” on Google Slides and Forms are now included!
  • If you upload this unit’s PowerPoint and convert to Google Slides; then voice-over audio teacher instructions, you can send audio lessons home for a FULLY INDEPENDENT STUDY UNIT!
  • The resource includes 22 middle school lessons divided into 3 grade levels of sequential lessons AND 3 weeks of high school lessons!*
  • GREAT PHOTOS! I just finished an amazing update. There are now all-new photos on the Drug PowerPoints!
These Health lessons will make teaching the dangers of drugs engaging, and thought-provoking. These lessons can make a difference!
See a Video Review of this Drug Unit:
  • Here are some quotes about this unit from teacher/buyers:


-“Best unit I’ve ever used!”
-“So well put together and worth purchasing!”
-“The PowerPoints are wonderful!!
-“I have found that Mrs. S’ products are reliable, relevant, and age appropriate. My students love her units and have fun with her projects.”
-“Everything you need to be successful reaching to young adults.”
ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this unit are FREE!! Simply go to your “My Purchases” folder and download anytime!
This unit is ALL ABOUT DRUGS. Here are my Tobacco Unit and my Alcohol Unit if you need to teach these topics as well!
  • Here is what sets this curriculum apart from others:
Will this program be easy to teach? Yes! It’s not just a unit outline. 165 pages of highly organized step-by-step teacher directions follow 337 PowerPoint slides, and the directions tell you exactly to say and do!! There are also 4 additional PowerPoints!!
Will the program meet standards? Yes, this program meets 6 Common Core Standards, 31 National Health Standard indicators, and 11 of my Washington State Health Standards. It’s very likely to meet YOUR state’s Health Education standards as well!
Is this program researched-based? Yes, in this curriculum you will find health goals and behavioral outcomes that are research-based and theory-driven.
Should I buy this program or one created by a curriculum company? Why buy lessons designed by people who’ve possibly never taught in a classroom when you can get lessons from a teacher with a National Board Certification in Health and 19 years of experience teaching 9th grade Health? This curriculum is fun, interactive, and has engaging lessons, and it’s amazingly more affordable than ones created by publishing companies!
Will the lessons be effective for my students? Yes! It’s been “teacher and kid tested.” I’ve taught the Drug Unit and revised it, taught it again, perfected it, and improved it.
What if I need to change a lesson? No problem! Documents and PowerPoints are editable and docs are included in both Word and PDF formats.
Will my students like this program? Students love this program, and students who like what they’re learning are more likely to choose to actually use what they learned outside the classroom.
What sets this curriculum apart from others is that it’s not just a unit outline!Highly organized, step-by-step teacher directions follow daily PowerPoints and tell you exactly to say!!
  • This 3-Week Unit Includes:
-165 pages of full step-by-step teacher directions
-337 PowerPoint Slides in 5 presentations that walk you through each lesson
-8-page Student packet and key
-Links to 33 impacting videos
-61 Documents
-Learning Target posters for each lesson and “Success Criteria Daily Worksheet”
-Table of Content Links ALL daily lessons for quick navigation!
  • Here are some of the activities included in the individual lessons:
-Introduction to unit
-“Anonymous Teen Survey”
-26-Slide “Risk Factors PowerPoint Quiz”
-Intervention video with video review sheet: students analyze the true stories of two addicts and think of positive choices they could have made instead of their road to addiction
-The brain and habits and how addiction happens
-“Neurotransmitters Handout” discussion
-Intervention video continued with video review reflection
-Healthy alternatives group work
-How drugs affect the brain
-Stimulants notes
-”Faces of Meth” video
-True story articles
-Ecstasy’s unique and dangerous side-effects
-How to recognize a meth lab
-Depressant notes
-Date rape drugs
-“Club Drugs” video
-“Drink Safety Tips Posters”
-Hallucinogens notes
-Amotivational Syndrome Worksheet
-Gateway drugs
-New Marijuana legalization laws
-Traits of an “unmotivated Marijuana user” discussion
-Marijuana video with review sheet
“Drugs Are Bad” PowerPoint presentation
-“The Truth About Marijuana” video group activity and reflection
-PAIR/SHARE and discussion
-“The Truth About Marijuana” class mural project
-“True-False Marijuana Quiz”
-New Marijuana Dangers Research by Harvard and Northwestern
-“Why Teens Use Drugs Body Part Homework”
-“How Pot Hurt Me Card Game”
-Narcotics notes
-Drug interactions
-”Pharm Party Activity” with worksheet
-Addiction and protective factors
-Celebrities who have overdosed
-“Top 10 Heroin Dangers”
-“WWWWH Decision Making Worksheet”
-“Drug Refusal Role-Plays”
-More on Heroin
-Synthetic drugs
-Optional Video
-“Synthetic Drugs” Guessing Game and Art Project
-Designer Drugs Spice, Molly and Bath Salts
Day 12 and 13: WRAP UP UNIT
-Conclusion and wrap up unit
-Goal Setting
-”Drug Parent-Teen Communicator Homework” (Facilitates discussion between teens and parents/guardians on these important topics)
-Drug Test Review
-Drug-Free BINGO
-“Drug Unit Test” and key
“Don’t Step Into That Drug World” Art Project
-Invite an administrator to share about school drug rules, or invite a recovered drug user, or drug counselor to share with your class
-Above the Influence website
-The dangers of inhalants
-True story articles
-Letter to parents
-Be sure to see preview above
-Everything is EDITABLE in WORD and PDF!!!
-Documents are editable and included in Word and PDF formats.
-Ask your school district to purchase this curriculum for you!
-Copyright © Health Education Today, Inc. All rights reserved by author.
-Each purchase is for one single teacher’s use only, and should not be shared with others.
-The purchaser is granted permission to make duplicates for classroom use only. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited unless it is a password-protected student website. Violations are subject to penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Thank you so much for previewing!

Mrs. S.

Health Education Today, Inc.

Master of Education

National Board Certified Health Teacher


Cover Photo:

1 review for Drug Unit

  1. ahealthteacher (verified owner)

    I love Mrs S’s Health and PE Resources. They are easy to use, and highly engaging with art, game, and video content to keep the students interested. The quizzes and tests are also included which is a real time saver. My students enjoyed the presentation learning a lot, and the pre-made Powerpoints made it easy for me to upload onto Google Classroom so that I could easily divide my time between split classes. Thank you so much for all your hard work in creating this unit. (Transcribed from Sheri M. TeachersPayTeachers)

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.