How Addiction Hijacks the Brain (cc)

How Addiction Hijacks the Brain (cc)
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This program drives home the message that drug addiction is a disease of the brain and that teens are at highest risk for acquiring this disease. Stephen Dewey and other leading scientists detail how drugs like heroin, nicotine, cocaine and marijuana change the brain, subvert the way it registers pleasure and corrupt learning and motivation. Young people recovering from addictions provide a human face to the effects of drugs and alcohol as they describe how addiction involves intense craving for a drug and loss of control over its use. Viewers also learn that the brain’s plasticity…or ability to change…offers hope for youth with a substance use disorder that they can turn their lives around. DVD contains Spanish subtitles.

DVD contains Spanish subtitles

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Grades 7-College   24:03 min.   2016   DVD-5062


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