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Drugs: Uses and Abuses

A veritable encyclopedia of pharmacological facts, this outstanding eight-part series thoroughly examines the therapeutic uses and dangerous abuses of drugs. Moving beyond the “Just Say No” mentality, each program gives a general overview of a particular class of drugs, then moves on to closely examine specific drugs in that group. These programs promote discussion, explore myths, and provide information delivered in accessible language by a wide range of concerned professionals and recovering users. Review questions are provided with each program to test viewers’ knowledge, along with provocative discussion questions that address some of the sensitive issues concerning the use and abuse of drugs. A Cambridge Educational Production. 8-part series, 17-39 minutes each.

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Drugs: Introduction
What is the definition of a drug? How do drugs work, and what are their dangers? What effects do drugs have on the brain, body, and behavior?