Note: In 2013, Health Games Research completed its work. This web site is now an archive and will not be updated. Please visit the web site of the Center for Digital Games Research www.cdgr.ucsb.edu at UC Santa Barbara to find current information about health games and the broader field of digital games, and to use the Health Games Research online searchable database.

Substance Abuse

DSI: Drug Scene Investigators

"Students use scientific inquiry by engaging in true-to-life drug related mysteries while learning about the science behind alcohol, tobacco, inhalants and other drugs — all while having fun!"

Game genre:
Educational

Health topic:
Smoking
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Subscription

Social Tags:
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Drug
Drug control law
Inhalant
Nintendo DSi
Substance-related disorders
Technology
XML

URL:
http://dsihome.org/info
http://dsipilot.org

Game platform:
Internet

Target Population:
Pre-Teens
Teens


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Divo's Buzz

"Divo’s Buzz is a serious health game for children, teenagers and educators. Players choose between several quizzes about drugs or an image/description matching game. The negative influences of drugs and alcohol are shown in feedback animations of show master Divo."

Game genre:
Educational
Quiz/Trivia

Health topic:
Prevention
Substance Abuse

Social Tags:
Bizz buzz
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Computing
Education
Game.com
Health
Jeskola Buzz
Labor
Social Issues
Span and div
Technology
XML

Target Population:
Children
Pre-Teens
Teens

URL:
http://www.divo-game.com/content
http://www.ranj.com/content/werk/divos-buzz


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Choices: What Would I Do? - The New Kid

Choices: What Would I Do? is a collection of three free, online games that present real-life scenarios to players. In The New Kid, "You and your best friend Chris are hanging out after school when the new kid in your geometry class walks by. Sam just moved here and you know how hard it is to be the new kids so you wave him over." Players must make decisions that affect the outcome of the situation and will witness the positive or negative consequences of their decisions.

Game genre:
Educational

Health topic:
Smoking
Social Issues and Skills
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Free
Online

Social Tags:
CDATA
Technology
XML

URL:
http://checkyourself.com/interact.aspx
http://checkyourself.com/what/s2.html

Game platform:
Internet

Target Population:
Teens
Young Adults


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Choices: What Would I Do? - Going Out for the Team

Choices: What Would I Do? is a collection of three free, online games that present real-life scenarios to players. In Going Out for the Team, "It's time for football tryouts. You were on the team last year so it should be no big deal, but some of the guys have gotten a lot bigger. The coach recommends putting on 10-20 lbs." Players must make decisions that affect the outcome of the situation and will witness the positive or negative consequences of their decisions.

Game genre:
Educational

Health topic:
Smoking
Social Issues and Skills
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Free
Online

Social Tags:
CDATA
Document
Technology
XML

URL:
http://checkyourself.com/what/s1.html

Game platform:
Internet

Target Population:
Teens
Young Adults


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RU SURE?

RU SURE? is a simulation game designed to engage students in thinking about their drinking. Players of this game will be faced with making alcohol-related decisions that can lead to serious consequences.

Game genre:
Simulation

Health topic:
Safety
Social Issues and Skills
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Not Currently Available

Social Tags:
Big East Conference
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Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Jersey
Rutgers University
Rutgers-Camden
Rutgers-Newark
Simulation
Technology
XML

Game platform:
Computer

URL:
http://commhealthissues.rutgers.edu/index_files/Page512.htm

Technology:
simulation

Target Population:
Teens
Young Adults


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Imagine That!

"Imagine That! is a Simulation Game of Drinking-Related Choices created by Linda C. Lederman, Ph. D. Rutgers University."

Game genre:
Simulation

Health topic:
Safety
Social Issues and Skills
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Not Currently Available

Social Tags:
Association of American Universities
Big East Conference
CDATA
Higher education
Higher education in the United States
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Jersey
Rutgers University
Rutgers-Newark
Technology

Game platform:
Computer

Person:
Linda C. Lederman

Organization:
Rutgers University

Technology:
simulation

Target Population:
Teens
Young Adults


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MyStudentBody

Image: 
Description: 

"The mission of MyStudentBody is to empower students, families, and administrators to positively impact campus communities in the areas of alcohol, drugs, and wellness. Our approach emphasizes evidence-based, comprehensive prevention to educate and motivate students to make healthy decisions."

Health topic:
Food and Nutrition
Prevention
Sexual Health
Smoking
Stress and Coping
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Online
Register

Social Tags:
CDATA
National Institutes of Health
Technology
XML

Resource type:
Educational Resource

Game platform:
Internet

Organization:
National Institute of Health

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Target Population:
Teens
Young Adults


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girlshealth.org

Description: 

"Welcome to the girlshealth.gov web site! This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home."

Organization: 
Health topic:
Exercise and Fitness
Food and Nutrition
Safety
Social Issues and Skills
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Free
Online

Social Tags:
CDATA
Technology
XML

Resource type:
Educational Resource

URL:
http://www.girlshealth.gov

Game platform:
Internet

Target Population:
Pre-Teens
Teens

Calais Document Category:
Technology


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Check Yourself

Image: 
Description: 

"CheckYourself.com is a unique resource. It's a place for older teens to think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and invites them to consider whether their substance use risks turning into a problem for them."

Health topic:
Prevention
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Free
Online

Social Tags:
Alcoholism
CDATA
Clinical psychology
Medicine
Psychology
Technology
XML

Continent:
America

Resource type:
Educational Resource

Game platform:
Internet

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Target Population:
Teens
Young Adults


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Evaluation and Program Planning: An International Journal

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Description: 

"Evaluation and Program Planning is based on the principle that the techniques and methods of evaluation and planning transcend the boundaries of specific fields and that relevant contributions to these areas come from people representing many different positions, intellectual traditions, and interests. In order to further the development of evaluation and planning, we publish articles from the private and public sectors in a wide range of areas. The primary goals of the journal are to assist evaluators and planners to improve the practice of their professions, to develop their skills and to improve their knowledge base."

Organization: 
Health topic:
Health Care and Medicine
Mental Health
Substance Abuse

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Purchase

Social Tags:
CDATA
Evaluation
Technology

Target Population:
General Audience
Health Care Professionals

Game platform:
Internet
Multi-Platform
Other

Position:
Private

Resource type:
Research Literature

Calais Document Category:
Technology


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