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Linked Epidemics: Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS (Topics in Brief)

Published October 2005.
Examines the link between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and the research underway to treat drug abuse, a potential prevention method for HIV/AIDS.

Marijuana (DrugFacts)

Published December 2012. Revised January 2014.
Offers facts about marijuana, including how it is used, its effects on the brain and overall health, treatment options, and the potential of marijuana as a therapy for various health problems. En Español

Publication: Research Report Series - Marijuana

Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised July 2012.
Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on every-day activities, available treatments. En Español

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Marijuana (Mind Over Matter)

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

Marijuana (Topics in Brief)

Revised December 2011.
Provides a brief update on the research on marijuana use, including its health effects, the potential for addiction, treatment, and marijuana in medicine.

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Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide)

Published September 2011.
Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Marijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster

Published August 2012.
Double-sided poster for teens and young adults: one side English, one side Spanish. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Published April 2001. Revised July 2013.
Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

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

MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly) (DrugFacts)

Revised September 2013.
Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and treatment options. En Español

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