Download only Alcohol’s Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX) is a free, science-based app that teaches students ages 10 to 12 how alcohol can harm their brains if they drink. Based on lesson plans from SAMHSA’s Reach Out Now Initiative, the app can easily integrate with instruction in 5th- and 6th-grade classrooms. This app is only available on tablets. App Features AlcoholFX is divided into units that describe the six parts of the brain and how alcohol disrupts its function. Using the app: Students can engage in research-based, interactive games that explore brain science while they practice responses to difficult social situations involving alcohol. Educators can use science-based lessons plans, resources, and recorded scenarios to help students and parents learn about the dangers of alcohol to the developing brain. Parents can learn how alcohol affects their child's brain and can put their child's education and health at risk. For more information, email SAMHSA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Publication ID ALCOHOLFX Publication Date September 2018 Format Mobile Application Download Download AlcoholFX from Google Play Download AlcoholFX from the Apple App Store Related Resources Download the Talk. They Hear You. Mobile Application Find Related Information Audience Adolescents as Audience Children as Audience Educators Family & Advocates Young Adults as Audience Population Group Adolescents as Population Group Parents You May Also Be Interested In Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment. It provides three necessary steps to complete prior to utilizing a treatment center and the five signs of a quality treatment center, which include a review of the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, position on the role of families, and support networks. Clients With Substance Use and Eating Disorders This advisory equips substance use treatment and service providers with information about eating disorders and their relationship to substance use disorders. It provides an overview of screening, referrals, and evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and lists resources for more information. It Feels So Bad This brochure provides information about alcohol and susbtance misuse to children whose parents or friends' parents might have substance use disorder issues. It advises children to take care of themselves by communicating about the issues and joining support groups, such as Alateen. Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations This manual offers guidance and tools for identifying mental illness or substance use issues early in children and adolescents in various setting, such as in schools, the juvenile justice and child welfare system, and when receiving primary care. Facilitating Cross-System Collaboration: A Primer on Child Welfare, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, and Courts This guide reviews child welfare, substance use disorder services, and courts to support cross-system coordination within state, county, and tribal jurisdictions. It considers the framework, population, legislation, funding sources, and services for each system. Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women This quick guide helps administrators of substance use disorder treatment facilities implement programs and services that address the needs of women living with substance use disorders. It addresses patterns of use and the drug screening and treatment needs of women.