Developed as part of the National Institutes of Health's outreach efforts, the NIDA for Teens: the Science Behind Drug Abuse Web site is designed to educate adolescents between the ages of 11 and 15 on the science behind drug abuse. To achieve that goal, the site is divided into a number of sections, including Facts on Drugs, Have Fun and Learn, and Real Stories. The Facts on Drugs area contains a selection of facts about various drugs, including ecstasy, marijuana, nicotine, and anabolic steroids. The Have Fun and Learn area allows young people visiting the site to take a quiz on the effects of drugs on the body, along with several other activities. The Real Stories section contains first-hand testimonies from a number of teens that have fought against the addictive effects of different drugs. Finally, users can read a list of answers to frequently asked questions about drugs and drug addiction provided by Dr. NIDA (Nora D. Volkow), the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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