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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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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 & 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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Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities (Featured Publication)

Published septiembre del 2006.
Provides guidelines for establishing epidemiology networks to monitor and assess drug abuse patterns and trends and emerging drug problems at community and State levels.

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Anabolic Steroid Abuse (Research Reports)

Published julio del 2001. Revised agosto del 2006.
Explores the latest research on anabolic steroid use, including health consequences of steroid abuse, the effects it can have on behavior, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches. En Español

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MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse (Research Reports)

Published marzo del 2006.
Describes the science behind MDMA (ecstasy) abuse, including what it does to the brain, whether it is addictive, and the latest research regarding prevention and treatment of MDMA. En Español

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MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse (Research Reports)

Published marzo del 2006.
Describes the science behind MDMA (ecstasy) abuse, including what it does to the brain, whether it is addictive, and the latest research regarding prevention and treatment of MDMA. En Español

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Teacher's Guide (Mind Over Matter)

Published diciembre del 1997. Revised mayo del 2005.
Equips teachers with background information and lesson plans on drug abuse and addiction for use with the booklets in the Mind Over Matter series.

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Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief) (Featured Publication)

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.

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Methamphetamine (Mind Over Matter)

Published octubre del 2000.
Explains to young teens how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug. 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