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K2/Spice ("Synthetic Marijuana") (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2012.
Provides information about spice, a family of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar to that of marijuana, including how it is used, its popularity among youth, and potential health effects. 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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Inhalants (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997.
Describes to young teens how inhalants, such as hair spray, gasoline, and spray paint, can cause nerve cell damage in the brain that can affect the body in many ways. En Español

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Inhalants (DrugFacts)

Revised September 2012.
Provides an overview of inhalants, such as types of products commonly inhaled, how they affect the brain, other adverse effects on health, and the scope of use of inhalants in the U.S. En Español

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Inhalants (Research Reports)

Published May 1999. Revised July 2012.
Provides scientific research on the nature and extent of inhalant abuse, its potential health consequences, and hazards of chemicals found in commonly abused inhalants. En Español

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HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse: Intertwined Epidemics (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2012.
Describes how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use also put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS. En Español

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HIV/AIDS (Research Reports)

Published March 2006. Revised July 2012.
Explores the link between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and discusses treatment options, populations most at risk, trends in HIV/AIDS, and ways to counter these trends. 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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Heroin (DrugFacts)

Revised October 2014.
Offers basic facts about heroin, including how it is abused, its affect on the brain, other health effects, treatment options, and reported use by youth. En Español

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Heroin (Research Reports)

Published October 1997. Revised November 2014.
Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.  En Español

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