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Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2014.
Examines nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, describing past year and past month use for alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. 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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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

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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. En Español

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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.

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