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Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Featured Publication)

Published enero del 2014. Revised enero del 2014.
Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.


Methamphetamine (DrugFacts)

Revised enero del 2014.
Provides facts about the stimulant drug methamphetamine, including how it affects the brain, other adverse health effects, and trends and data on its use among youth. En Español


Stimulant ADHD Medications: Methylphenidate and Amphetamines (DrugFacts)

Revised enero del 2014.
Offers basic facts about stimulant ADHD medications—methylphenidate and amphetamines—including their role in the treatment of ADHD, their affect on the brain, and the extent of abuse. En Español


Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know (Featured Publication)

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


Lessons from Prevention Research (DrugFacts)

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


Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide (Featured Publication)

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.


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.


Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (Featured Publication)

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


Marijuana (Mind Over Matter)

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


Opioids (Mind Over Matter)

Published enero del 1997. Revised septiembre del 2014.
Describes to young teens how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain—including the limbic system—and the nervous system. En Español


NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

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