This program presents to students the latest scientific information on how alcohol, marijuana, inhalants and other drugs cause serious and potentially permanent damage to the human brain. It includes interviews with scientists who use actual brain scans of drug users to explain how the brain's chemistry is harmed by drugs. Hi-tech images of the human brain make the evidence compelling and memorable. Students will clearly see those areas of the brain that are impacted, such as the hippocampus, blood vessels and nerve cells. The long and short-term effects of drug use are explained while special attention is focused on the damage caused when teenagers drink alcohol. This program delivers an urgent wake-up call to viewers who may not be aware of the real dangers of how taking drugs can damage the brain.