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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.

Drugged Driving (DrugFacts)

Published October 2013.
Provides basic facts about drugged driving, including statistics, trends, and teen prevalence, and explains why drugged driving is hazardous, particularly as it relates to marijuana. En Español

Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits (DrugFacts)

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. En Español

Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse (DrugFacts)

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.

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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.

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