Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.
- Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)
- Club Drugs
- K2/Spice ("Synthetic Marijuana")
- MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
- Prescription Drugs & Cold Medicines
- Steroids (Anabolic)
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