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Health literacy and drug abuse.

--A message from Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of NIDA

Dear Teacher:

As an educator, you know how important it is for your students to make informed choices. When it comes to drug abuse, knowing the facts is crucial to helping students make decisions that can impact their health and safety.

In this latest installment of Heads Up, students will find out how drug abuse and addiction affect one's overall health. Although at its core a brain disease, drug addiction produces harmful consequences throughout the body.

We thank you for sharing the important facts in this article with your students. By doing so, you are not only helping them be more health-literate, but are also helping them keep safe.

Sincerely,

Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

Director of NIDA
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Title Annotation:National Institute on Drug Abuse's Nora D. Volkow
Publication:Science World
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 16, 2007
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