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Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug use and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.

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Lesson Plan and Activity Finder: Search for FREE classroom lessons that meet national standards by drug topic. Includes NIDA funded grant-created science curriculums, Scholastic, Brain Power, Mind Matters Series, and more!

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-27, 2019. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs!

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NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring videos, games, blog posts and more!

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