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Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Published January 1997. Revised October 2003.
Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. En Español

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MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse (Research Reports)

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. En Español

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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: What Works with Offenders

Published July 2006.
Provides an overview of drug abuse treatment principles derived from research findings in the areas of criminology and drug abuse treatment.

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Anabolic Steroid Abuse (Research Reports)

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. En Español

Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities

Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities

Published September 2006.
Provides guidelines for establishing epidemiology networks to monitor and assess drug abuse patterns and trends and emerging drug problems at community and State levels.

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The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.
The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.

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The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.
The second in a 5-part series, explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine.

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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.
The third in a 5-part series, reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment.

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The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA) (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.
The fourth in a 5-part series, explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.

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Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.
The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.

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