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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (DrugFacts)

Published junio del 2009. Revised septiembre del 2014.
Provides an overview of commonly abused over the counter (OTC) medications and  prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains how they affect the brain, treatments available, and reported use. En Español

Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Published noviembre del 2013. Revised septiembre del 2014.
Electronic cigarettes (also called e-­‐cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems) are smokeless, battery operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with flavorings or other chemicals to the lungs of users without burning tobacco En Español

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Opiates (Mind Over Matter)

Published enero del 1997. Revised septiembre del 2014.
Describes how opiates, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions. En Español

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Marijuana (Mind Over Matter)

Published enero del 1997. Revised agosto del 2014.
Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment. En Español

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published abril del 2007. Revised julio del 2014.
Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. En Español

Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse (DrugFacts)

Revised mayo del 2014.
Provides facts about the abuse of cough syrups and other cold medicines, including their effects on the brain and dangers of using these products to get high.

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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide

Published septiembre del 2006. Revised abril del 2014.
Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.

Is Marijuana Medicine? (DrugFacts)

Revised abril del 2014.
Offers facts about marijuana's viability as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). En Español

Lessons from Prevention Research (DrugFacts)

Published febrero del 2004. Revised Marzo del 2014.
Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings. En Español

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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Published abril del 2001. Revised Marzo del 2014.
Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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