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.
Published May 1999. Revised July 2012.
Provides scientific research on the nature and extent of inhalant abuse, its potential health consequences, and hazards of chemicals found in commonly abused inhalants.
Published March 2006. Revised July 2012.
Explores the link between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and discusses treatment options, populations most at risk, trends in HIV/AIDS, and ways to counter these trends.
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.
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.
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.
Published May 1999. Revised September 2010.
Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches.
Revised January 2007.
The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.