A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how prescription pain medicines, opioids, change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matter, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, hard copies of the older Mind Over Matter series with Sara Bellum are still available from our clearinghouse.
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Published: July 2018
Revised: July 2018
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Read this publication online at the NIDA for Teens Web site »
Cite this article
NIDA. (2018, July 31). Opioids. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/mind-over-matter/opioids
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.