How Drugs Affect Your Brain and Body

Each type of drug works in a slightly different way to affect the brain and body. This is why the buzz from marijuana is different from the high produced by cocaine.

5 Brain Structures Affected by Substance Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction severely disrupts the precise interplay among the thousands of ongoing bioelectrochemical processes that allows the brain to function normally.

Understanding Drug Addiction in the United States

Drug and alcohol use is a real problem in the United States. By the time a child becomes a senior in high school, he or she has a 66 percent chance of having used alcohol in his or her lifetime.