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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.

Drug Abuse Prevention (Topics in Brief)

Revised Marzo del 2007.
Describes the research underway to better understand and tailor prevention efforts for drug abuse and addiction.

Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits (DrugFacts)

Revised mayo del 2011.
Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years’ data. Discusses illicit drugs, alcohol and other drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español

Drugged Driving (DrugFacts)

Published octubre del 2013.
Provides basic facts about drugged driving, including statistics, trends, and teen prevalence, and explains why drugged driving is hazardous, particularly as it relates to marijuana. En Español

Drugs and Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster

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

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. A Spanish/English version of the front of this poster is expected in 2013.

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published abril del 2007. Revised agosto del 2010.
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

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (Topics in Brief)

Revised enero del 2007.
Provides an overview of the science behind drug abuse and addiction, discussing why certain people are more likely to become addicted, how drugs work in the brain, and how addiction can be successfully treated.

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Drugs: Shatter the Myths

Published octubre del 2010. Revised julio del 2013.
Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Published noviembre del 2013. Revised noviembre del 2013.
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

Genetics of Addiction (Topics in Brief)

Revised abril del 2008.
Explores the research advances regarding genetics and addiction, discusses the potential role of the environment in the disease, and the promise of personalized medicine.

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