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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (Featured Publication)

Published April 2007. Revised July 2014.
Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. En Español

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Drugs: Shatter the Myths (Featured Publication)

Published October 2010. Revised March 2015.
Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images. En Español

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Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Revised September 2014.
Describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to conventional cigarettes, and whether they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

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Family Checkup

Published October 2012. Revised October 2012.
Five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, that highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth.

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Grades 2-3 (Brain Power)

Published January 2001. Revised September 2012.
Provides a science program for students in grades 2–3 to educate them about their brains, why they should protect them, and how drugs such as nicotine and medications can be harmful. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, and videos.

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Grades 4-5 (Brain Power)

Published January 2005. Revised September 2012.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 4–5 to explore the human brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, posters, and videos.

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Grades 6-9 (Brain Power)

Published June 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, resources for students, parent guides, and online activities.

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Grades K-1 (Brain Power)

Published January 2005. Revised September 2009.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, student resources, parent newsletters, and videos.

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Hallucinogens (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explains to young teens how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions. En Español

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Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014.
Provides basic facts about hallucinogens (LSD, peyote, psilocybin, and PCP) including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, other health effects, and treatment options. En Español

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