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Methamphetamine (Mind Over Matter)

Published October 2000.
Explains to young teens how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug. En Español

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Methamphetamine (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2014.
Provides facts about the stimulant drug methamphetamine, including how it affects the brain, other adverse health effects, and trends and data on its use among youth. En Español

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National Drug IQ Challenge (Featured Publication)

Published January 2015.
Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse. En Español

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Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2015.
Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco. En Español

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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

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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

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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.

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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014.
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

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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

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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.

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