Red Ribbon Week

Dive into the risks of artificial highs and their impact on the brain's reward system. It explains how drugs create a shortcut to the brain's reward center, an artificial dopamine "superhighway," and can lead to addiction, ultimately causing a disconnect from healthier natural highs and long-lasting consequences. 

The Dark Side of Highs: Unmasking Artificial Rewards

1. The video says drugs create an artificial dopamine "superhighway." What does this mean to
2. What are some of the long-term consequences/lasting effects of using drugs? How do these
consequences affect a person's future?
3. How would you approach peer pressure or situations where drugs are offered to you or your
friends? What strategies could you use to make a healthy choice in such situations?