Published March 2006.
Describes the science behind MDMA (ecstasy) abuse, including what it does to the brain, whether it is addictive, and the latest research regarding prevention and treatment of MDMA.
Published July 2001. Revised August 2006.
Explores the latest research on anabolic steroid use, including health consequences of steroid abuse, the effects it can have on behavior, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches.
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.
Published May 1999. Revised September 2010.
Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches.
Revised April 2011.
Explores the scope of substance abuse among the military, veterans, and their families, and discusses the research underway to better understand their issues and identify solutions.
Revised May 2011.
Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years’ data. Discusses illicit drugs, alcohol and other drugs, and prescription drugs.