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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

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

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

Synthetic Cathinones (“Bath Salts”) (DrugFacts)

Revised noviembre del 2012.
Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

Substance Use in Women (DrugFacts)

Impresa en septiembre del 2015.
Provides a summary of key points related to women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in substance use and addiction treatment, and how substance use affects a mother and her baby.

Substance Abuse in the Military (DrugFacts)

Impresa en marzo del 2013.
Offers an overview of trends of drug use in the military and the special risks faced by this population. 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

Salvia (DrugFacts)

Revised abril del 2013.
Offers an overview of salvia, an herb common to southern Mexico, Central, and South America. Discusses potential health and behavioral effects resulting from its abuse. En Español

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (DrugFacts)

Revised diciembre 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 effects on the brain and reported use. En Español

Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)

Revised junio del 2015.
Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco. En Español


NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

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