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Substance Abuse in the Military

Published March 2013.

Offers an overview of trends of drug use in the military and the special risks faced by this population.

Marijuana

Published December 2012. Revised April 2015.

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

Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders

Published March 2011.

Offers basic facts about comorbidity between drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, including why these disorders can co-occur, how common they are, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Methamphetamine

Published March 2010. Revised January 2014.

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

Stimulant ADHD Medications: Methylphenidate and Amphetamines

Published June 2009. Revised January 2014.

Offers basic facts about stimulant ADHD medications—methylphenidate and amphetamines—including their role in the treatment of ADHD, their affect on the brain, and the extent of abuse.

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.

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).

Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP

Revised December 2014.

Provides basic facts about hallucinogens (LSD, peyote, psilocybin, and PCP) including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, other health effects, and treatment options.

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Revised December 2014.

Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on their brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth.

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Revised December 2014.

Provides an overview of commonly abused over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains effects on the brain and reported use.

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