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Mind Over Matter: Opioids

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

NIH Pub Number: 14-3856
Published: January 1997
Revised: September 2014
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.