Published: December 1997 Revised: May 2005
Published: January 1998
Published: January 2009
Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.
Published: January 1997 Revised: September 2014
Published: October 2000
Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.
Published: January 1997 Revised: August 2014
Published: January 1997
Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.
Published: January 1997 Revised: January 2009
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.
Shows young teens how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system.