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Mind Over Matter: Cocaine

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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.

NIH Pub Number: 09-3857
Published: January 1997
Revised: January 2009
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse


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Mind Over Matter

Invites young teens to take a scientific journey to learn about the brain’s complex responses to specific drugs, including cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, nicotine, opiates, prescription drugs, and steroids.