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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Published July 2008.

Explores the science behind such questions as what is addiction, why do people abuse drugs, and how does drug use change the brain, as well as research-based information about prevention, treatment, relapse, and HIV/AIDS.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs Chart

Published September 2002. Revised October 2011.

Offers a list prescription drugs commonly abused, including depressants, opioids and morphine derivatives, and stimulants, and provides their common and street names, how they are generally administered, and their potential health effects.

Methamphetamine

Published October 2000. Explains how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.

Tobacco Addiction

Published January 1998. Describes how nicotine acts on the heart to change heart rate and blood pressure, and discusses dependency, treatment, and effects of long-term nicotine use.

Opioids

Published January 1997. Revised September 2014.

Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.

Marijuana

Published January 1997. Revised August 2014.

Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.

Anabolic Steroids

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Shows young teens how anabolic steroids can cause liver damage and cancer and weaken the immune system.

Cocaine

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.

Hallucinogens

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explains how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions.

Inhalants

Published January 1997. Describes how inhalants, such as hair spray, gasoline, and spray paint, can cause nerve cell damage in the brain that can affect the body in a lot of ways.

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