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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (DrugFacts)

Published June 2009. Revised May 2013.
Provides an overview of commonly abused prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains how they affect the brain, treatments available, and reported use. En Español

Salvia (DrugFacts)

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. En Español

Khat (DrugFacts)

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. En Español

Cocaine (DrugFacts)

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. En Español

Heroin (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2013.
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. En Español

Substance Abuse in the Military (DrugFacts)

Published March 2013.
Offers an overview of trends of drug use in the military and the special risks faced by this population. En Español

Spice ("Synthetic Marijuana") (DrugFacts)

Published January 2011. Revised December 2012.
Provides information about spice, a family of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar to that of marijuana, including how it is used, potential health effects, and public health concerns. En Español

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2012.
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. En Español

Synthetic Cathinones (“Bath Salts”) (DrugFacts)

Published November 2012.
The term “bath salts” refers to an emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally in the Khat plant. En Español

Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction (DrugFacts)

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. En Español

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DrugFacts, formerly called InfoFacts, present scientific facts about drug abuse and addiction.

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