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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Published April 2001. Revised June 2016.
Provides important facts about marijuana and offers parents tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects. En Español

Publication: Research Report Series - Cocaine

Cocaine (Research Reports)

Published May 1999. Revised May 2016.
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. En Español

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Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised March 2016.
Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on everyday activities, and available treatments. En Español

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Revised March 2016.
This guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of 7 principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development; these principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations, on the course of child development, and on common elements of early childhood programs.

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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says (Teaching Packets)

Revised February 2016.
The third in a 5-part series, reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment.

Prescription drug abuse and heroin use

Prescription Opioids and Heroin (Research Reports)

Published October 2015. Revised December 2015.
Explores the relationship between prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, including prescription opioid use as a risk factor for heroin use, reasons why people progress from using prescription opioids to heroin, and the need for prevention and treatment.

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Family Checkup

Published October 2012. Revised August 2015.
Provides parents with research-based skills to help keep their children drug-free.

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Therapeutic Communities (Research Reports)

Revised July 2015.
Describes a type of long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders called therapeutic communities, including how they treat populations with special needs and how they can be incorporated into the criminal justice system.

Substance Use in Women (Research Reports)

Published July 2015.
Examines women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in use, how substance use affects a mother and her baby, and sex and gender differences in drug addiction treatment.  

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Published April 2001. Revised May 2015.
Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research