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DC-S1 Ep 08 - Normal? Brain Chemistry (8/13)


This is also part of this series: Drug Class - Season 1 (13)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Cooper Rock
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 23 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2008
Available in French: No

Drugs and alcohol cause fundamental changes in the way our brains work. When we use drugs and alcohol it affects the normal levels of dopamine and serotonin. Depending on the drug and depending on how long you have been using it, it could take anywhere from a couple of weeks to five or six months for the brain to repair. Some of the current research on marijuana is that recovery from heavy marijuana use, over any kind of extended period of time, can take as much as two years for all of your brain receptors to get back to the way that they are supposed to be. Cocaine and ecstasy can cause permanent brain damage.

Awards: 2008 Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series for the Travis’ Story Episode

Links: http://www.drugclass.ca