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Drugs and the Brain

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A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how drugs change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matters, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, both the Mind Over Matters and Mind Matters series will be available to order or access online.

Revised: July 2018
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse


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Mind Matters is produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

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This page was last updated July 2018

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NIDA. (2018, July 31). Drugs and the Brain. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/mind-matters/drugs-brain

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