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Commonly Abused Drugs Chart (Featured Publication)

Revised March 2011.
Lists substances of abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, listing their common and street names, how they are generally administered, and their potentially harmful health effects.

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Cocaine (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2013.
Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, treatment options, and statistics on cocaine abuse among youth. En Español

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Cocaine (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body. En Español

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Cocaine (Research Reports)

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. En Español

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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 how they affect the brain and other parts of the body, treatment options, and how widespread the use is of these drugs. 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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Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction (Teaching Packets)

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.

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Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities (Featured Publication)

Published September 2006.
Provides guidelines for establishing epidemiology networks to monitor and assess drug abuse patterns and trends and emerging drug problems at community and State levels.

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Anabolic Steroids (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Shows young teens how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system. En Español

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Anabolic Steroids (DrugFacts)

Revised July 2012.
Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects of the brain and mental health, its addictive potential, treatment, and the extent of abuse among youth. En Español

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