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Drugs of Abuse

Learn the facts about commonly used 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.

For an overview of all of these drugs, see Commonly Used Drugs.  Also see our Emerging Trends and Alerts page for additional information.


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