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 Date September 2018 Format Mobile Application Download Download AlcoholFX Mobile App from Google Play Download AlcoholFX Mobile App 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 Hepatitis C/HIV in Native American Populations This fact sheet highlights the extent of hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV among American Indians and Alaska Natives. It reviews the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for each condition, as well as describes who should get tested for HCV and HIV, and how often. Focus on Prevention This manual helps communities plan and deliver substance use prevention strategies. It covers conducting needs assessments, identifying partners, and creating effective strategies for marketing and program evaluation. The manual also offers a sample timeline of tasks. TIP 34: Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse This manual introduces counselors and therapists to brief intervention and therapy for mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It presents practical methods and case scenarios for implementing shorter forms of treatment for a range of populations and issues. You're in Control: Using Prescription Medicine Responsibly: Not Worth the Risk (for College Students) This poster describes for college students the dangers of misusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. It offers tips for securing these substances, and coping with the stress and pressure of college demands. TIP 48: Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery This guide helps substance use counselors treat clients with symptoms of depression and substance use conditions. Program administrators will learn how to integrate depression treatment into early drug treatment. The guidelines cover screening, assessment, treatment, counseling, cultural competence, and continuing care. Access the literature review. TAP 34: Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs This handbook offers guidance in creating a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for programs that provide treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. It describes the planning process, preparing for a disaster, roles and responsibilities, training, and testing.