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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The third in a 5-part series, reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment.

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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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Treatment Statistics (DrugFacts)

Revised marzo del 2011.
Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. En Español

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Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction (DrugFacts)

Revised septiembre del 2009.
Describes research findings on effective medication and behavior treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting. En Español

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Tobacco/Nicotine (Research Reports)

Published julio del 1998. Revised julio del 2012.
Discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, risks associated with pregnancy and adolescents, as well as best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction. En Español

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Therapeutic Communities (Research Reports)

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.

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The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA) (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The fourth in a 5-part series, explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.

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The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The second in a 5-part series, explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine.

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The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

Published enero del 2000. Revised marzo del 2010.
Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.

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The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.

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NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

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