There is much that scientists have yet to discover about the effects of prescription drugs on the brain and body. Maybe you will make the next big discovery! Until then, follow me—Sara Bellum—in the other magazines in my series, as we explore how drugs affect the brain and nervous system.

Mind Over Matter is produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These materials are in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. Citation of the source is appreciated. NIH Publication No. 09-7423. Printed 2009.