Contents VOl. 14, No.3

Research Shows Consequences of Drug Abuse on the Teenage Brain
Research on drug abuse and addiction tells us that drug abuse is a preventable
behavior and drug addiction is a treatable brain disease. Learn More.

Interview: NIDA Director Discusses Drug Abuse Among Teens
Research on drug abuse and addiction tells us that drug abuse is a preventable
behavior and drug addiction is a treatable brain disease. Learn More.

NIDA and Others Collect Brain Data
The Challenge interviewed Dr. Volkow recently to discuss the research being conducted on drug abuse and its consequences on adolescent brains. Learn More.

Know the Warning Signs of Teen Drug Use
Drug use is associated with a variety of negative consequences, including increased risk of serious drug use later in life, school failure, and poor judgment… Learn More.

Encouraging Parents to Work With Schools to Keep Students Drug Free
Parent messages to their children and school policies for their students about alcohol and drug use should be consistent and firm—drug use is not acceptable. Learn More.

Programs to Prevent Drug Abuse: One Size Does Not Fit All
Prevention programs in schools focus on children’s social and academic skills, including enhancing peer relationships, self-control, coping skills, social behaviorial skills, and drug-offer refusal skills. Learn More.

OSDFS Grants Forecast
The U.S. Department of Education’s Offi ce of Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces the following grant competitions for 2007.Learn More.

Research Findings
Youth Violence and Illicit Drug Use. Learn More.