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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.


Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explains to young teesn how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.

High School and Youth Trends

Revised December 2014.

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


Drugs of Abuse

NIDA Notes


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