Videos on Drugs and Addiction

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Watch these videos to find out more about the health and life effects of drug use and addiction.

Videos are organized into two chronological sections on this page:


Narrative Videos


Why Are Drugs So Hard to Quit?
Quitting drugs is challenging because addiction changes the brain. (First published 2014)


Scientist Raises Concerns About E-Cigarettes
A scientist discusses e-cigarette concerns. (First published 2013)


Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs
Find out how drug addiction happens and why anyone can become addicted. (First published 2012)

Life’s Complicated Enough
A teen speaks about how she became involved in drugs, and her path to recovery. (First published 2009)


Steroids Don’t Work Out
Get the facts on the dangers and consequences of steroid abuse from a scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. (First published 2009)


Animated Infographics



Monitoring the Future 2014 Survey Results
This annual survey of teens showed high rates of e-cigarette use and fewer concerns about marijuana’s risks. (First published 2015)

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