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Strictly speaking, the term “narcotic” refers to opium, opium derivatives, and their synthetic substitutes. This video delves into the history of narcotics such as heroin, opium, codeine, and morphine; the effects of narcotics on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward narcotics. In addition, the video considers legalization and regulatory issues involving narcotics, as well as physical and psychological addiction to these potent drugs. A viewable/printable instructor’s guides is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (20 minutes)

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Drugs - An Overview
Legal or illegal, people take drugs for a variety of reasons.