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Animations: How Drugs Work

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IN THE BODY

     Alcohol, Cocaine, Stimulants, Opiates, Nicotine, Marijuana (22 K)

IN THE BRAIN

     How Brain Cells Communicate

     How COCAINE Works in the Brain:

          Normal Neurotransmission (Dopamine) (121 K)

          Add Cocaine (142 K)

     How ALCOHOL Works in the Brain:

          Normal Neurotransmission (GABA) (82 K)

          Add Alcohol (168 K)

     How OPIATES Work in the Brain:

          Normal Neurotransmission (Dopamine) (92 K)

          Add Opiates (110 K)

ANIMATIONS | Differences | Crossing the Line | Relapse | Why Drugs? | Similar Effects | Dependence | Vulnerability | Changing Back | Interviews

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