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

Revised December 2012.
Provides information about K2/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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Khat (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2013.
Provides an overview of the stimulant drug khat including the health and behavioral effects of khat abuse and the extent of use of the drug worldwide. En Español

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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 (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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Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised June 2015.
Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on everyday activities, and available treatments. En Español

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Marijuana (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2015.
Offers facts about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options. En Español

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