Published: January 1997 Revised: January 2009
Published: October 2000
Published: January 1997
Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.
Shows young teens how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system.
Provides an overview of the latest scientific findings on methamphetamine, including short- and long-term health consequences, effects on pregnancy, and potential prevention and treatment options.
Published: April 1998 Revised: September 2013
Describes the science behind MDMA (ecstasy) abuse, including what it does to the brain, whether it is addictive, and the latest research regarding prevention and treatment of MDMA.
Published: March 2006
Reports on the prevalence of substance abuse among youth based on 2007 data from a national survey of behaviors, attitudes, and values.