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Marijuana (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised August 2014.
Explains to young teens how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment. En Español

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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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Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2014.
Provides facts about the abuse of cough syrups and other cold medicines, including their effects on the brain and dangers of using these products to get high.

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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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Lessons from Prevention Research (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2014.
Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings. En Español

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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know (Featured Publication)

Published April 2001. Revised March 2014.
Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2014.
Examines nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, describing past year and past month use for alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español

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Stimulant ADHD Medications: Methylphenidate and Amphetamines (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2014.
Offers basic facts about stimulant ADHD medications—methylphenidate and amphetamines—including their role in the treatment of ADHD, their affect on the brain, and the extent of abuse. En Español

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Methamphetamine (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2014.
Provides facts about the stimulant drug methamphetamine, including how it affects the brain, other adverse health effects, and trends and data on its use among youth. En Español

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Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Featured Publication)

Published January 2014. Revised January 2014.
Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

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