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Talk It Out: How Addiction Enslaves Your Brain

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Students will learn that there are different types of addiction and that addiction is a persistent and compulsive dependence on an unhealthy behavior. Researchers use the scientific theory of "the cycle of addiction" to explain the difference between psychological and physical dependence. New developments in addiction research also show that addiction is a disease that harms the brain and effects behavior. Part of the "Talk It Out" series.

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Talk It Out
Episode 1
12 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
16 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 3
12 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 4
14 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 5
15 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 6
16 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Talk It Out
Episode 7
13 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 8
18 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Talk It Out
Episode 9
17 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 10
15 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12