How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?

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Injection, taking a pill, or inhaling are the three main ways to administer a drug. But how do these drugs affect the brain? Watch a video that explains how neurons use neurotransmitters to communicate to one another in the brain.

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  • Best shown in an AP Psychology class when discussing neurotransmitters
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  • Demonstrates and explains how a drug gets into the blood stream
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