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DrugFacts: Heroin

Revised October 2014.

Offers basic facts about heroin, including how it is abused, its affect on the brain, other health effects, treatment options, and reported use by youth. En Español

DrugFacts: 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. En Español

DrugFacts: HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse: Intertwined Epidemics

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

DrugFacts: Inhalants

Revised September 2012.

Provides an overview of inhalants, such as types of products commonly inhaled, how they affect the brain, other adverse effects on health, and the scope of use of inhalants in the U.S. En Español

DrugFacts: Is Marijuana Medicine?

Revised April 2015.

Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). En Español

DrugFacts: K2/Spice ("Synthetic Marijuana")

Revised December 2012.

Provides information about spice, a family of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar to that of marijuana, including how it is used, its popularity among youth, and potential health effects. En Español

DrugFacts: Khat

Revised April 2013.

Provides an overview of the stimulant drug khat including the health and behavioral effects of khat abuse and the extent of use of the drug worldwide. En Español

DrugFacts: Lessons from Prevention Research

Revised March 2014.

Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings. En Español

DrugFacts: Marijuana

Revised June 2015.

Offers facts about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options. En Español

DrugFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly)

Revised September 2013.

Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and its potential for addiction. En Español

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