The topic I chose to focus on for this Teen Brain Health project is, The Brain on Addiction (Drugs). Many people do not understand that addiction IS a chronic relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. I chose to advocate for this because in high school not a lot of students are educated on the consequences of drugs and how they affect your well being. I also believe their is a lot of stigma surrounding drug abuse and we should educate ourselves on how to address that issue. Whether it's through learning who to reach out to in situations like these or simply understanding and not contributing to the use of language that stigmatizes someone who has faced addiction. Down below is my proposal and I hope I get the opportunity to continue my research on substance abuse.