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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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Genetics and Epigenetics of Addiction (DrugFacts)

Revised February 2016.
Explores the role of genetics and epigenetics in the development and treatment of drug abuse and addiction.

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Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2016.
Describes research findings on effective medication and behavioral treatment approaches for drug addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting. En Español

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Hallucinogens (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2016.
Provides basic facts about various hallucinogens,  including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, and other health effects. En Español

Pages

NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research