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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.

High School and Youth Trends

Published December 2012. 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.

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 or other infectious diseases.

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.

Is Marijuana Medicine?

Revised December 2014.

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

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.

Lessons from Prevention Research

Published February 2004. Revised March 2014.

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

Marijuana

Published December 2012. Revised January 2014.

Offers facts about marijuana, including how it is used, its effects on the brain and overall health, treatment options, and the potential of marijuana as a therapy for various health problems.

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 treatment options.

Methamphetamine

Published March 2010. Revised January 2014.

Provides facts about the stimulant drug methamphetamine, including how it affects the brain, other adverse health effects, possible treatment options, and trends and data on its use among youth.

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