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Complete Set (Mind Over Matter)

Revised January 2009.
A complete set of all nine Mind Over Matter booklets—The Brain's Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opiates, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids. En Español


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.


Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2011.
Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years’ data. Discusses illicit drugs, alcohol and other drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español


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


Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster (Featured Publication)

Published October 2012.
Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs. A provocative and engaging educational tool. Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society. 


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


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


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


Family Checkup

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


Hallucinogens (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explains to young teens how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions. En Español


NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research