DVD (Chaptered)
DVD + 3-Year Streaming
3-Year Streaming


This video offers a summary of sedatives as a class of drugs and then focuses on barbiturates, tranquilizers, and alcohol, while touching lightly on narcotics. A doctor of pharmacology, police officers, an addiction specialist, a historian, a pastor, recovering addicts, and others describe the history and biological effects of sedatives, employing case studies and personal experience to analyze the use, abuse, and hazards of this seductive group of drugs. A Cambridge Educational Production. (32 minutes)

Playing preview clip:
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?