Meth Inside Out: II. Brain & Behavior
by UCLA & Eyes of the World Media Group
Meth Inside Out is a groundbreaking video-based treatment curriculum on methamphetamine addiction and recovery. The series is designed to equip meth users, their families, and the professionals who assist them with a solid understanding of the biological basis of addiction, effective tools for recovery, and, most important, hope for the future.
Meth: Brain & Behavior equips viewers with an understanding of how meth changes the brain and, consequently, behavior. 3D animations of changes in the brain, accessible explanations, and personal accounts of use and recovery help viewers understand the complex effects of meth use on the brain. Meth users often come to believe that their lack of impulse control and decreased pleasure from ordinary life are permanent. From this video, users learn how to better cope with the stages of meth addiction and recovery by gaining an understanding of the biological underpinnings of the high, tolerance, craving, paranoia, aggression, anhedonia, and healing.

What therapists are saying…

“Jolting, compelling, accessible...this video does a striking job translating the neurobiology of methamphetamine addiction in a powerful and memorable way.

-- Andrew J. Saxon, M.D., Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington
"Thoroughly, intelligently, and compassionately portrays the physical, emotional, and social consequences of meth addiction."

-- Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Health, New York University
"A powerful view of the ravages of meth abuse from experimentation to recovery. A must see for educators, clinicians, treatment professionals, and families struggling with the addiction of clients, friends, and loved ones."

-- Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Director, Program of Excellence in the Addictions, Washington State University College of Nursing
“This powerful video clearly illustrates the human toll of meth addiction while inspiring hope for recovery.“

-- Director, Los Angeles County, Public Health, Alcohol and Drug Program Administration

Length of video: 00:34:30

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-411-8

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-411-6

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is known to be the world expert on methamphetamine research. ISAP’s mission is to reduce the extent and impact of substance abuse by improving the understanding of substance abuse and the care of afflicted individuals. The work of ISAP faculty have yielded results that significantly advanced the knowledge base regarding substance abuse, its consequences, and its treatment, with salient impacts on practice and policy at local, regional, national, and international levels. Specific information on ISAP’s meth-specific projects can be found at

Eyes of the World Media Group maximizes the power of media to create positive change. Their goal is to motivate others to consider and act on issues of local and global concern. They produce our own projects and create media for organizations who share their drive to make the world a better place.
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