Stimulants—From Cocaine to Ritalin
Lecture no. 9 from the course: The Addictive Brain
Taught by Professor Thad Polk | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
From the original recipe for Coca-Cola to treatments for attention deficit disorder, psychostimulant drugs have had remarkable uses. But they have also been dangerously abused in the form of crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and related drugs. Find out how stimulants work in the brain and why they can be so harmful.