The Teen Brain: Under Construction

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This poster gives facts on how drugs affect the teen brain and the body. The accompanying teaching guide includes lessons, discussion questions, and student activities about drug addiction and how drug abuse affects decision making.

Click on the links below to download and print copies of the poster and complete teaching guide.

Poster: The Teen Brain: Under Construction (PDF)
The teen brain is still developing, so it is particularly vulnerable to the effects of drugs. Drugs interfere with the teen brain’s natural development, affecting not only the brain, but the entire body. Check out the poster and accompanying student article to learn more about how drugs affect the brain and the body.

Teaching Guide: The Teen Brain: Under Construction (PDF)
The complete teaching guide to the poster “The Teen Brain: Under Construction,” including lessons and worksheet printables.

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