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Research Reports: Prescription Drug Abuse

Published July 2001. Revised November 2014.

Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction. En Español

Research Reports: Substance Use in Women

Published July 2015.

Examines women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in use, how substance use affects a mother and her baby, and sex and gender differences in drug addiction treatment.

Research Reports: The Relationship Between Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

Published October 2015. Revised October 2015.

Drug overdose deaths involving prescription opioid pain relievers have increased dramatically since 1999. Concerted federal and state efforts have been made to curb this epidemic. In 2011, the White House released an interagency strategy for Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Crisis

Research Reports: Therapeutic Communities

Revised July 2015.

Describes a type of long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders called therapeutic communities, including how they treat populations with special needs and how they can be incorporated into the criminal justice system.

Research Reports: Tobacco/Nicotine

Published July 1998. Revised July 2012.

Discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, risks associated with pregnancy and adolescents, as well as best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction. En Español


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