How Drugs and Vaping Affect Your Brain (Grades 6-8)

Alcohol, Marijuana and Vaping (Grades 6-8)
How Drugs and Vaping Affect Your Brain (Grades 6-8)

Alcohol isn't the only substance that can affect your health, specifically your brain. When someone smokes, injects, vapes or swallows a drug, it changes their brain's communication system. In this module, we dispel the myths about so-called "harmless" drugs, like marijuana and vaping, and explain the lasting effects these substances can have on the brain and health in general.

  1. Grades 6-8 - 6 minutes
    This version is designed for high school students in grades 6-8.
Course Authors
PreventionFIRST! is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting wellness through the prevention of substance use/misuse across the lifespan throughout the tristate region of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Founded in 1996, its overarching goals are to ensure more communities are engaged in prevention, and that more people make healthy choices in every stage of life. PreventionFIRST!'s mission is to promote healthy behaviors by sparking and sustaining community change.