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Opioids

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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 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.

NIH Pub Number: 14-3856
Published: January 1997
Revised: July 2018
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse


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This page was last updated July 2018

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NIDA. (2018, July 31). Opioids. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/mind-over-matter/opioids

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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.

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