The Brain and Addiction: A Science Curriculum in American Sign Language

Through the story of "Ann", a deaf high school student, students will learn:

  • Basic information about the anatomy of the brain and its functions, with an emphasis on the Reward System.
  • The function of neurotransmitters in the normal brain and the impact of drugs of abuse.
  • The social, psychological and legal consequences of drug use and addiction are presented through Ann's experimentation with drugs, use, abuse and recovery.
  • Real life stories of initiation into drug use, consequences of addiction and the difficult process of recovery are told by three deaf individuals.

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