Web Links

Module 9: Psychoactive Drugs

Alcohol Alerts
Here’s a lengthy list of articles from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Information for Students
This Web site for students is by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

This is a compilation of articles on smoking from a number of government agencies.

Mouse Party
In this interactive activity from the University of Utah, learn how different kinds of drugs alter the natural state of a mouse's brain. Alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD, marijuana, and methamphetamine change the communication pathways between neurons and affect neurotransmission. This activity focuses on the brain's reward pathway and looks at how the molecular mechanisms of these drugs change the normal function of the brain.

Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Products
Effects of smoking from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Health Issues: Cigarette Smoking and Disease
This is a page of smoking health issues from Philip Morris, one of the major producers of cigarettes.