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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. En Español

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

Marijuana

Revised April 2015.

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

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. En Español

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. En Español

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. En Español

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

Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes)

Revised September 2014.

Describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to conventional cigarettes, and whether they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse

Revised May 2014.

Provides facts about the abuse of cough syrups and other cold medicines, including their effects on the brain and dangers of using these products to get high.

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

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