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Beginning with an overview of stimulants as a class of drugs, this video examines caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, and cocaine—in both powder and crack form. A doctor of pharmacology, police officers, an addiction specialist, a historian, recovering addicts, and others profile the history and biological effects of stimulants, employing case studies and personal experience to analyze their use, abuse, and hazards—including their instantly addictive nature. A Cambridge Educational Production. (39 minutes)

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Use and Abuse of Drugs
Throughout time and history, across cultures and countries, drugs have been ever-present. Drugs have many uses and can improve and save lives as well as destroy and end others.