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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 5, Number 1 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published April 2009.
Features recent research on drug abuse and criminal justice, including interventions to promote successful re-entry, nutrition issues for HIV-infected drug abusers, and recovery-oriented systems of care.

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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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Complete Set (Mind Over Matter)

Revised January 2009.
A complete set of all nine Mind Over Matter booklets—The Brain's Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opiates, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids. En Español

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Anabolic Steroids (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explains to young teens how anabolic steroids affect the brain and body and disrupt normal hormone function. En Español

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Cocaine (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body. En Español

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Hallucinogens (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explains to young teens how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions. En Español

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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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Health Disparities Strategic Plan (FY2009-2013) (Featured Publication)

Published October 2008.
Reports on NIDA's 5-year plan to address the drug abuse and addiction research needs of racial/ethnic minority and other health disparity groups.

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Community Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America's Children and Adolescents (Featured Publication)

Published September 2007.
Describes community systems that monitor the well-being of children and adolescents and lists recommendations that define the next steps for creating and mentoring effective community monitoring systems.

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Brain Power: Grades 6-9 (Brain Power)

Published June 2007.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9 about the brain and the effects of drugs on the body. Includes six modules, resources for students, parent guides, and online activities.

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