NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    This site contains information on drugs of abuse, NIDA publications and communications, agency events, and links to other drug-related Internet sites.
  • Test Your Knowledge
    Explore how drugs affect the brain. This site features questions related to the Mind Over Matter materials.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
    This site includes information on publications, calendars, and related Internet sites, as well as a youth site.
  • Office of Science Education National Institutes of Health
    This site provides a "one-stop shopping service" for people looking for information from the National Institutes of Health. It contains sections for teachers, students, and the public.
  • Neuroscience for Kids
    This site includes answers to commonly asked questions about the brain and neuroscience, with information on brain and spinal cord anatomy and physiology, neurotransmission, and the effects of specific drugs on the nervous system.
  • Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
    This site includes resources for people interested in brain diseases and disorders, with specific sections devoted to alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Society for Neuroscience Brain Briefings
    This site provides access to Society for Neuroscience publications covering topics such as addiction, opiate receptors, and the effects of various drugs on the brain and behavior.
  • Society for Neuroscience Brain Backgrounders
    This site provides an online series of articles that answer basic neuroscience questions.
  • National Families in Action Online
    This site includes the latest scientific information about the effects of drugs on the brain and body, and allows the visitor to ask neuroscience experts questions about drugs.
  • Neurosciences on the Internet
    This site includes information on basic neurosciences, including recent journal articles that discuss drugs of abuse.
  • Wisconsin/Michigan State Brain Collections
    This site includes a visual tour of photos and brain sections of mammalian brains, with related information on brain anatomy, brain functions, and neuroanatomy.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
    This site provides a source of published materials for K-12 math and science teachers.
  • Brain Anatomy
    This site provides images of a sheep brain dissection.
  • Science in the News
    This site provides articles on science items that have been in the news. Several articles on nicotine addiction can be found through the Search button.

Reading List

Brain Facts: A primer on the Brain and Nervous System,
Society for Neuroscience, 1993.

How your Brain Works,
by Anne D. Novitt-Morino, M.D.,
Ziff-Davis Press, 1995.

Explorations in Neuroscience for Children and Adults,
Baylor College of Medicine,
WOW Publications, Inc., 1997.