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Get the inside information on how different drugs can affect the brain and the body and what you can do to get involved.

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  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® - NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs!
  • The Addiction Science Award - Compete in the world's largest science competition for high school students, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Three projects are selected to receive awards for exemplary work in Addiction Science. 
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