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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)

Revised August 2015.
Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español

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Family Checkup

Published October 2012. Revised August 2015.
Provides parents with research-based skills to help keep their children drug-free.

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Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Revised August 2015.
Describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to conventional cigarettes, and whether they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

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Is Marijuana Medicine? (DrugFacts)

Revised July 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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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.

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Substance Use in Women (Research Reports)

Published July 2015.
Examines women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in use, how substance use affects a mother and her baby, and sex and gender differences in drug addiction treatment.  

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Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)

Revised June 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

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Drugged Driving (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2015.
Provides basic facts about drugged driving, including statistics, trends, and teen prevalence, and explains why drugged driving is hazardous, particularly as it relates to marijuana. 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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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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