Genetics and the Brain

Government Shutdown

Because of a lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.

The NIH Clinical Center (the research hospital of NIH) is open. For more details about its operating status, please visit cc.nih.gov.

Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.

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.

Links