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Cocaine and Crack
This video explores the history of cocaine; the effects of cocaine and crack on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward cocaine and crack. The video also delves into the illicit cocaine trade and the South American cartels that control it, as well as addiction to cocaine—both physical and psychological.
Steroids: Big Muscles, Bigger Problems
Hosted by ESPN.com reporter Tom Murray, this video brings hard facts, straight talk, and inconvenient truths to the problem of steroid use among male and female teenagers. It illustrates the biochemical basics of anabolic steroids and their synthetic relationship to testosterone; their general impact on the human anatomy and how they can be especially devastating in young people whose bodies aren’t fully developed; and the specific medical risks of steroid use, both in the short term and over an extended period. The psychological risks, most notably suicidal depression, are also presented, in addition to the little-known fact that many over-the-counter diet supplements are spiked with anabolic steroids.
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey
This documentary explores the evolution of psychedelic substances—their origin, discovery, and uses.
Pain: A History of Anesthesia-Pain, Pus, and Poison
The isolation of morphine alkaloids from opium was a turning point in the history of medicine. It meant that essential compounds in herbal remedies could be measured out in reliable doses, creating a surge of research into chemical palliatives and giving birth to the modern pharmaceutical industry. By the mid-19th century mass production of manmade painkillers was in full swing. This program describes the development of synthetic pain treatments, sedatives, and anesthetics and explains how opiates, barbiturates, and anti-inflammatories work.
Behind the Orange Curtain
This documentary delves into the teenage Rx drug abuse epidemic affecting families across the nation.
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TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.