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Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits

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.

Treatment Statistics

Revised March 2011.

Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to and discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

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.

High School and Youth Trends

Published December 2012. Revised January 2014.

Describes trends in high school and youth drug abuse and addiction, with an emphasis on marijuana, cigarettes, prescription drugs, alcohol and ecstasy.

Drugs: Shatter the Myths

Published October 2010. Revised July 2013.

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

Methamphetamine

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

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Published October 1999. Revised December 2012.

Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services.

Opioids

Published January 1997. Revised September 2014.

Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.

Marijuana

Published January 1997. Revised August 2014.

Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.

Anabolic Steroids

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Shows young teens how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system.

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