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Beyond Opiates
New DVD Release
A new perspective on the science of pain, explaining how extended use of prescription painkillers results in magnifying rather than diminishing pain.
Uppers, Downers, All Arounders
7th Edition, Drug Education Textbook
Online Instructor Support
  • Student Study Guide
  • Sample Tests
  • Available in Paperback or EBook
  • Instructional Videos for Each Chapter
Special of the Month
Methamphetine: Neurochemistry & Recovery DVD - 50% OFF
This powerful video examines the ways methamphetamine changes the brain both chemically and structurally and how these changes interfere with the recovery process. Compelling interviews with a cross section of people in recovery along with comments from treatment professionals present a realistic picture of the challenges inherent in recovery. Offer good through April 30, 2014
Reflections in the
Rear View Mirror

Moving on from a DUI

New DVD Release
A compilation of five videos designed to help facilitate group interaction. Individuals cited for driving under the influence share their experiences along with perspectives from law enforcement personnel and treatment professionals.


Downers All Arounders

Uppers, Downers, All Arounders



Addiction Education DVDs


Darryl Inaba

Darryl Inaba
Latest Podcasts
  • MJ Reports, Legalizing CBD, Mandatory Sentence Attitudes, Phone Apps for Recovery

    Reports on medical and recreational marijuana and their business aspects frpm Darryl, who spoke recently at a conference in Hawaii. Utah is in the process of legalizing the medical use of "Charlotte's Web," the compound made of non-psychotropic molecules from marijuana. Pew Research released a report showing that public views on mandatory drug sentences have changed, with more than half now saying they should be modified and reduced, and wanting to see more treatment available. A Virginia-based company received FDA approval for an automatic injector of the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, specifically tested and intended for use by caregivers, family members, or coworkers. And a new smartphone app for alcoholics in recovery, nicknamed A-CHESS, is being being developed and tested by the University of Wisconsin in Madison and others.

  • March Madness and Gambling, Oxytocin and Addiction, An Aggressive, Addictive Gene

    March Madness basketball excites a lot of people ... into gambling - so we talk a bit about sports and gambling. Also the fact that no strata of our society is immune from addiction. The hormone oxytocin is the subject of a new study, correlating its under-development at an early age with addiction. We also discuss other hormones and neurotransmitters that are involved in addiction proclivities. And another gene, which leads people to extremely aggressive behavior, is also correlated to addiction.

  • What is Addiction?

    The recent interview with Columbia psychology professor Dr Carl Hart launched us off into a lively and wide-ranging discussion of - what is an addictive drug, and how do we define addiction. LSD is being studied again as a treatment tool for a number of psychological condition including anxiety. Marijuana stories continue, with more on super-potent forms, like "wax" and also more about the key medicinal component of pot, the CBD molecule. And more about heroin, and the super-powerful designer version, based on the pharmaceutical Fentanyl.

CNS Productions, Inc.

CNS Productions produces one of the leading drug education textbook for college and university level drug and addiction education classrooms - Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Physical and Mental Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, 7th Edition. In addition, CNS Productions provides support and teaching aids to assist instructors, including student study guides, instructional support videos for every chapter in the book, sample tests, online educational and interactive crossword puzzles, as well as both paperback and eBook versions of the textbook.

Our comprehensive video library of educational substance abuse DVDs is used by addiction counselors in their practices as substance abuse treatment and drug identification tools. Professional drug education instructors use these and specialized videos as counselor education and training tools.

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