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Therapeutic Communities (Research Reports)

Revised July 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.

Substance Use in Women (Research Reports)

Published July 2015.
Women and men may face unique issues when it comes to substance use, as a result of both sex and gender. Sex differences result from biology, or being genetically female or male, while gender differences are based on culturally defined roles for men and women, as well as those who feel uncomfortable identifying with either category; such roles influence how people perceive themselves and how they interact with others.

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Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised June 2015.
Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on everyday activities, and available treatments. En Español

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens (Featured Publication)

Published April 2001. Revised May 2015.
Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs (Research Reports)

Published March 2001. Revised February 2015.
Offers the latest research findings on hallucinogens and dissociative drugs, describing what they are, how they are abused, and basic facts about different drugs within this classification of drugs. En Español

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Prescription Drug Abuse (Research Reports)

Published July 2001. Revised November 2014.
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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Heroin (Research Reports)

Published October 1997. Revised November 2014.
Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.  En Español

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Media Guide (Featured Publication)

Published December 2009. Revised September 2014.
Provides journalists with the latest findings on the science of drug abuse and addiction and commonly abused drugs, and lists resources for more information.

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (Featured Publication)

Published April 2007. Revised July 2014.
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

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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide (Featured Publication)

Published September 2006. Revised April 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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NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research