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Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster (Featured Publication)

Published octubre del 2012.
Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs. A provocative and engaging educational tool. Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society. 

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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction (DrugFacts)

Revised noviembre del 2012.
Provides an overview of drug abuse and addiction, including what happens in the brain during drug abuse, why some people become addicted and others don’t, and the importance of prevention. En Español

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Synthetic Cathinones (“Bath Salts”) (DrugFacts)

Revised noviembre del 2012.
Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition) (Featured Publication)

Published octubre del 1999. Revised diciembre del 2012.
Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services. En Español

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K2/Spice ("Synthetic Marijuana") (DrugFacts)

Revised diciembre del 2012.
Provides information about K2/spice, a family of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar to that of marijuana, including how it is used, its popularity among youth, and potential health effects. En Español

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Substance Abuse in the Military (DrugFacts)

Published marzo del 2013.
Offers an overview of trends of drug use in the military and the special risks faced by this population. En Español

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Cocaine (DrugFacts)

Revised abril del 2013.
Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, treatment options, and statistics on cocaine abuse. En Español

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Salvia (DrugFacts)

Revised abril del 2013.
Offers an overview of salvia, an herb common to southern Mexico, Central, and South America. Discusses potential health and behavioral effects resulting from its abuse. En Español

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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask (Featured Publication)

Published diciembre del 2011. Revised junio del 2013.
Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program. En Español

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MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly) (DrugFacts)

Revised septiembre del 2013.
Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and its potential for addiction. En Español

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NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

Toma el reto nacional sobre el coeficiente intelectual (CI) sobre las drogas