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Nicotine (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1998.
Describes to young teens how nicotine affects the entire body and discusses dependency, treatment, and effects of long-term nicotine use. En Español


Opioids (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised September 2014.
Describes to young teens how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain—including the limbic system—and the nervous system. En Español


Patient-Physician Conversation Poster (Featured Publication)

Published April 2009.
Encourages patients to discuss any and all drug use—including prescription and over-the-counter medications—with their doctors and other health care professionals.


Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (DrugFacts)

Revised November 2015.
Provides an overview of commonly abused over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains effects on the brain and reported use. En Español


Prescription Drug Abuse (Research Reports)

Published July 2001. Revised November 2014.
Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction. En Español


Prescription Drug Poster (Featured Publication)

Published March 2010.
Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.


Prescription Drugs (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 2009.
Explains to young teens how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems. En Español


Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief) (Featured Publication)

Published January 1997. Revised October 2003.
Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention.


Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Featured Publication)

Published January 2014. Revised January 2014.
Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.


Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide (Featured Publication)

Published September 2006. Revised April 2014.
Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.


NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research