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Anabolic Steroids

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Shows young teens how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system.


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.

Complete Set

Revised January 2009.

A complete set of all nine Mind Over Matter booklets—The Brain's Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opiates, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids.


Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.


Published January 1997. Describes how inhalants, such as hair spray, gasoline, and spray paint, can cause nerve cell damage in the brain that can affect the body in a lot of ways.


Published January 1997. Revised August 2014.

Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.


Published October 2000. Explains how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.


Published January 1997. Revised September 2014.

Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Published January 2009. Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.

Teacher's Guide

Published December 1997. Revised May 2005. Equips teachers with background information and lesson plans on drug abuse and addiction for use with the magazines in the Mind Over Matter series.


Drugs of Abuse

NIDA Notes


Related Topics

NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research