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Hallucinogens (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions. En Español

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Prescription Drug Abuse (Mind Over Matter)

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

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Volume 5, Number 1 (Addiction Science & Clinical Practice)

Published April 2009.
Features recent research on drug abuse and criminal justice, including interventions to promote successful re-entry, nutrition issues for HIV-infected drug abusers, and recovery-oriented systems of care.

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Patient-Physician Conversation Poster

Published April 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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Volume 22, Number 3 (NIDA Notes)

Published April 2009.
Reports on cocaine’s impact on learning and adaptation; distractibility among methamphetamine abusers; brain injuries and cigarette addiction; prenatal nicotine exposure; brain receptors that promote cocaine addiction, and more.

Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2009.
Provides basic facts about hallucinogens (LSD, peyote, psilocybin, and PCP) including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, other health effects, and treatment options. En Español

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Grades K-1 (Brain Power)

Published January 2005. Revised September 2009.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, a teachers’ guide, videotape, poster, and parent newsletter.

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction (DrugFacts)

Revised September 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

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Volume 22, Number 4 (NIDA Notes)

Published October 2009.
Reports on research investigating genetic factors in nicotine addiction; interventions for disruptive children and girls’ delinquent behavior; brain receptors in abstinent smokers; long-term neuronal effects of substance abuse; and more.

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Mentoring: A Guide for Drug Abuse Researchers

Published November 2009.
Discusses the importance of quality mentorship in drug abuse research and offers suggestions for creating a successful mentor and mentee relationship.

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