How Drugs Affect the Brain

Friday, October 04, 2013 Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Remember the old commercial featuring an egg being cracked open over a hot skillet and a voice saying, “This is your brain on drugs?” Fast forward to today where recreational use of marijuana is gaining acceptance and two states have already legalized it. How do drugs – including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and meth – affect the brain in the short- and long-term? Can shrinkage and cell destruction be reversed? What methods are effective in treating a drug addiction? Utilizing brain scans, Dr. Earl Henslin answers these questions – and yours.
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