Drugs and the Brain Poster shows how neuron's communicate with each other and how drugs of abuse effect the brain areas and function. The top left box shows the major pleasure centers flooded with dopamine and effected by drugs. The bottom box highlights the synapse and how brain function, specifically dopamine, normally works.
How drug addiction Occurs Poster shows in sequence the progression of how someone initially takes the drug to becoming addicted. The begins by showing the synapse being flooded with dopamine creating euphoria, then less dopamine being produced, to less receptors available to stimulate, then low dopamine levels and withdrawal, leading person to retake drug, and ending in person using higher doses, tolerance, and addiction.
How Drugs Create Euphoria presents how alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, and heroin create euphoria or the "high". Each drug provides just the right amount of detail and text to help teachers and students understand how these drugs act in the brain.
Marijuana and the Brain Poster is a straight forward and unbiased anatomical guide of the major brain areas effected by marijuana. Each brain area includes information on what it does and what effect THC has on it. Teachers and students to see the brain areas effected and discuss the topic in a common sense anatomical approach.
Risk Factors of Addiction Poster presents 10 factors of how and why someone becomes addicted. Included are factors like genetics, gender, mental disorders, trauma and abuse, how drug is taken, peer pressure, home and family, school problems, early drug use, type of drug taken.