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Club Drugs (GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol) (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014.
Offers basic facts about club drugs (GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol), including effects on the brain and other parts of the body, treatment options, and the extent of widespread use among youth. En Español

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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014.
Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on their brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español

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

Revised December 2014.
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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High School and Youth Trends (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014.
Describes trends in high school and youth drug abuse and addiction, with an emphasis on marijuana, cigarettes, prescription drugs, alcohol and ecstasy. En Español

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National Drug IQ Challenge (Featured Publication)

Published January 2015.
Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse. 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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Drugs: Shatter the Myths (Featured Publication)

Published October 2010. Revised March 2015.
Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images. En Español

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Is Marijuana Medicine? (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2015.
Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). En Español

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Substance Use in Women

Published May 2015.
Women and men face unique issues when it comes to substance use. Some of these differences result from biology, or being genetically female or male. Researchers call these sex differences. Other differences are based on whether a person self-identifies as male or female, and how society and a person’s cultural environment respond differently to these identities. This is referred to as gender differences. Sex and gender can interact with each other to create even more complex differences between men and women.

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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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