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Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)

Published abril del 2011. Revised enero del 2014.
Examines nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction among youth, describing lifetime, past year and past month use for alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español

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Opioids (Mind Over Matter)

Published enero del 1997. Revised septiembre del 2014.
Describes how opioids, 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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Patient-Physician Conversation Poster

Published abril del 2009.
Encourages patients to discuss any and all drug use—including prescription and over-the-counter medications—with their doctors and other health care professionals.

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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

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Prescription Drug Abuse (Mind Over Matter)

Published enero del 2009.
Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems. En Español

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Prescription Drug Abuse (Research Reports)

Published julio del 2001. Revised octubre del 2011.
Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction. En Español

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Prescription Drug Poster

Published Marzo del 2010.
Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.

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Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Published enero del 1997. Revised octubre del 2003.
Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. En Español

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Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

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.

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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.

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