Published enero del 1997. Revised enero del 2009.
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.
Published julio del 2008.
Explores the science behind such questions as what is addiction, why do people abuse drugs, and how does drug use change the brain, as well as research-based information about prevention, treatment, relapse, and HIV/AIDS.
Published septiembre del 2007.
Describes community systems that monitor the well-being of children and adolescents and lists recommendations that define the next steps for creating and mentoring effective community monitoring systems.
Published junio del 2007.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9 about the brain and the effects of drugs on the body. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, a parent newsletter, and a CD-Rom.
Revised enero del 2007.
The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.