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Describes to young teens how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain—including the limbic system—and the nervous system.

NIH Pub Number: 14-3856
Published: January 1997
Revised: September 2014
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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NIDA. (2014, September 1). 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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