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High School and Youth Trends (DrugFacts)

Published December 2012. Revised December 2014. Describes trends in high school and youth drug abuse and addiction, with an emphasis on marijuana, cigarettes, prescription drugs, alcohol and ecstasy. En Español

Is Marijuana Medicine? (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014. Offers facts about marijuana's viability as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). En Español

Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014. Provides basic facts about hallucinogens (LSD, peyote, psilocybin, and PCP) including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, other health effects, and treatment options. En Español

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (DrugFacts)

Published June 2009. Revised December 2014. Provides an overview of commonly abused over the counter (OTC) medications and  prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains how they affect the brain, treatments available, and reported use. En Español

Club Drugs (GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol) (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014. Offers basic facts about club drugs (GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol), including how they affect the brain and other parts of the body, treatment options, and how widespread the use is of these drugs. En Español

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2014. 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

Drugged Driving (DrugFacts)

Published October 2013. Revised December 2014. 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

Publication: Research Report Series - Marijuana

Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised December 2014. Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on every-day activities, available treatments. En Español

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Prescription Drug Abuse (Research Reports)

Published July 2001. Revised November 2014. Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction. En Español

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Heroin (Research Reports)

Published October 1997. Revised November 2014. Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.  En Español

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