Published octubre del 2015. Revised diciembre del 2015.
Explores the relationship between prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, including prescription opioid use as a risk factor for heroin use, reasons why people progress from using prescription opioids to heroin, and the need for prevention and treatment.
Published octubre del 2002. Revised septiembre del 2015.
Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on everyday activities, and available treatments.
Revised julio del 2015.
Describes a type of long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders called therapeutic communities, including how they treat populations with special needs and how they can be incorporated into the criminal justice system.
Published julio del 2015.
Examines women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in use, how substance use affects a mother and her baby, and sex and gender differences in drug addiction treatment.
Published marzo del 2001. Revised febrero del 2015.
Offers the latest research findings on hallucinogens and dissociative drugs, describing what they are, how they are abused, and basic facts about different drugs within this classification of drugs.
Published octubre del 1997. Revised noviembre del 2014.
Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.
Published julio del 2001. Revised noviembre del 2014.
Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction.