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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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Tobacco/Nicotine (Research Reports)

Published July 1998. Revised July 2012.
Discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, risks associated with pregnancy and adolescents, as well as best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction. En Español

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HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse: Intertwined Epidemics (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2012.
Describes how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use also put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS. En Español

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Resource Guide: Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings (Featured Publication)

Published April 2009. Revised March 2012.
Provides clinicians serving adult populations in general medical settings with the tools and procedures necessary to conduct screening, brief intervention, and/or treatment referral for patients who may have or be at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

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Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide) (Featured Publication)

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 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Heads Up: Drugs & The Body - It Isn't Pretty English/Spanish Poster (Featured Publication)

Published August 2003. Revised August 2011.
A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets. One side in English; the other in Spanish.

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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 6, Number 1 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published July 2011.
Presents current knowledge on a variety of addiction issues, including nicotine’s effects on brain function, inhalant abuse, and maternal tobacco use and its effects on children. Also discusses genetically based research and treatment and a classroom behavior management method called the "Good Behavior Game."

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Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2011.
Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years’ data. Discusses illicit drugs, alcohol and other drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español

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Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2011.
Offers basic facts about comorbidity between drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, including why these disorders can co-occur, how common they are, and how they are diagnosed and treated. En Español

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Treatment Statistics (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2011.
Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. En Español

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