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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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Marijuana Medicine?

Revised April 2014.

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

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.

Cocaine

Revised April 2013.

Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, treatment options, and statistics on cocaine abuse among youth.

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.

Salvia

Revised April 2013.

Offers an overview of salvia, an herb common to southern Mexico, Central, and South America. Discusses potential health and behavioral effects resulting from its abuse and the extent of use among youth.

Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction

Revised November 2012.

Provides an overview of drug abuse and addiction, including what happens in the brain during drug abuse, why some people become addicted and others don’t, and the importance of prevention.

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