NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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NIDA Teaching Guides

Genetics and the Brain

Addiction: Genetics & the Brain

Teens select from multiple interactive games to explore the brain’s pathways and see what happens when drugs interfere.

Teaching Guide

Find everything you need in the Teaching Guide, including student worksheets and an answer key. 

Description

Designed for use in the classroom or at home, teens select from 8 interactive games and 17 informative web pages. As they do, the teens gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • The brain and the changes that occur when someone is addicted to drugs
  • Genetics and addiction
  • Societal challenges that are often associated with drug abuse.

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