Activity: Mouse Party -
After completing this activity, students will
- understand that drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by changes in the brain
- know that a network of neurons in the brain known as the reward pathway is responsible for driving our feelings of motivation, reward & behavior.
- understand how drugs alter the brain's pathways by disrupting the action at the synapse
PPT/Notes: Basic Structure & Function of the the Brain & the Nervous System are discussed.
PPT/Notes: The brain, drugs & addiction.
Unit 2: Doctors & Tech's - Diagnostic Tools & Techniques
Drug Mechanisms, Interactions & Addiction