Emerging Trends

Drug use and its resulting health effects can change as new trends and drug formulations emerge and become more widely used. NIDA’s National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) reports on emerging trends and patterns in many metropolitan areas and states. A selection of additional emerging trends with potential broad implications are captured below.

Betel Quid

 |  Betel quid usually includes a combination of the Areca nut (from the Areca catechu tree) and slaked lime (calcium hydroxide obtained by heating or harvesting sea shells or quarrying limestone)...