Drug Abuse and Society

UCLA Brain Research Institute

Outreach education program designed to provide age-appropriate lectures on specific legal and illegal drugs of abuse to high school students. A typical high school visit is comprised of a one-hour session, during which a small group of neuroscience students give interactive presentations and practical demonstrations on how drugs affect the brain. Co-instructors of the program provide an overview of the neuroscience of drug addiction and separate presentations follow on the underlying science and societal impact of specific classes of drugs.


Program Category:
Grade Level:
9th - 12th,
Program Type:
Classes & Workshop, Classroom Resources, Info & Advice,
Contact: Ana Elias