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This video presents a profile of narcotics as a class of drugs and then spotlights opium, codeine, morphine, and heroin. Expert commentary is provided by a pharmacist, a nurse, police officers, addiction counselors, a historian, recovering addicts, and others. Together, they discuss the history and biological effects of narcotics, scrutinizing their use, abuse, and hazards through case studies and personal experience. A Cambridge Educational Production. (29 minutes)

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Drugs: Introduction
What is a drug? How do drugs work? What are their effects, and what are their dangers?