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Drugs of Abuse
Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.
- Club Drugs
- MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
- Prescription Drugs & Cold Medicines
- Steroids (Anabolic)
- Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice)
- Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)
- Tobacco/Nicotine and E-cigs
Emerging Trends & Alerts
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Addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.
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SAMHSA’s Knowledge Network
SAMHSA’s Knowledge Network is a comprehensive online resource of behavioral health training, technical assistance, and workforce development for the health care community.