Revised January 2007.
Provides an overview of the science behind drug abuse and addiction, discussing why certain people are more likely to become addicted, how drugs work in the brain, and how addiction can be successfully treated.
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.
Published September 2007.
Describes community systems that monitor the well-being of children and adolescents and lists recommendations that define the next steps for creating and mentoring effective community monitoring systems.
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 August 2006.
Provides an update on buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid addiction, explaining how it helps patients quite opioid addiction and the efforts underway to engage community treatment providers.
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.