An educational collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Scholastic Inc., this series provides science-based information about the effects of drugs and drug abuse on the brain and body through a variety of print and Web formats, including teen articles, classroom lessons, student worksheets, and posters. All of these materials are free.
Published: August 2003
Revised: August 2011
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As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.