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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.

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.

Anabolic Steroids

Revised July 2012.

Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects of the brain and mental health, its addictive potential, treatment, and the extent of abuse among youth.

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Revised September 2009.

Describes research findings on effective medication and behavior treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Published January 2014. Revised January 2014.

Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

National Drug IQ Challenge

Published December 2013.

Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse.

Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster

Published October 2012.

Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs. A provocative and engaging educational tool. Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society. A Spanish/English version of the front of this poster is expected in 2013.

Drugs: Shatter the Myths

Published October 2010. Revised July 2013.

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Published January 2009. Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.

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