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All You Need to Know about Drugs and the Teen Brain in 17 Minutes

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This title is a part of the series All You Need to Know about Drugs Series

Catalogue Number:  600577
Producer:  Human Relations Media
Subject:  Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  17:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Based on the latest research, this fast-paced program explains why the teen years are a particularly critical time for brain development—and why drug use of any kind can derail the brain's full potential when it comes to critical skills like thinking, remembering, learning and decision making. Viewers learn the anatomy of the brain and visit a state-of-the-art research lab to see clinical proof of the damage that drugs and alcohol cause. Other topics include the basic functions of the brain, the role of dopamine as a neurotransmitter, the role of the reward pathway and MRI studies of young teens who drink alcohol.

Includes Resource Guide.

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