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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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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2016.
Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español

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Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2016.
Describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to conventional cigarettes, and whether they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

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Marijuana (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2016.
Offers facts about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options. 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

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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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Anabolic Steroids (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2016.
Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects on the brain and mental health, and its addictive potential. En Español

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Kratom (DrugFacts)

Published February 2016.
Provides basic information about kratom, including methods of abuse, effects on the brain, and addiction potential. 

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MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly) (DrugFacts)

Revised February 2016.
Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called Ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and its potential for addiction. En Español

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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.

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NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research