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2010 Strategic Plan

Published September 2010.

Outlines NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research strategic priorities for the next 5 years, focusing on prevention, treatment, HIV/AIDS, and other cross-cutting issues.

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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 5, Number 1 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published April 2009.

Features recent research on drug abuse and criminal justice, including interventions to promote successful re-entry, nutrition issues for HIV-infected drug abusers, and recovery-oriented systems of care.

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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 5, Number 2 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published December 2010.

Reports on the cognitive effects of addiction, potential genetic influences, strategies for training counselors, cost evaluation of evidence-based treatments, and a trial underway on brief strategic family therapy.

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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 6, Number 1 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published July 2011.

Presents current knowledge on a variety of addiction issues, including nicotine’s effects on brain function, inhalant abuse, and maternal tobacco use and its effects on children. Also discusses genetically based research and treatment and a classroom behavior management method called the "Good Behavior Game."

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Anabolic Steroid Abuse (Research Reports)

Published July 2001. Revised August 2006.

Explores the latest research on anabolic steroid use, including health consequences of steroid abuse, the effects it can have on behavior, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches. En Español

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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Anabolic Steroids (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explains to young teens how anabolic steroids affect the brain and body and disrupt normal hormone function. En Español

Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities

Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities

Published September 2006.

Provides guidelines for establishing epidemiology networks to monitor and assess drug abuse patterns and trends and emerging drug problems at community and State levels.

Brain Power: Grades 2-3 (Brain Power)

Published January 2001. Revised September 2012.

Provides a science program for students in grades 2–3 to educate them about their brains, why they should protect them, and how drugs such as nicotine and medications can be harmful. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, and videos.

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Brain Power: Grades 4-5 (Brain Power)

Published January 2005. Revised September 2012.

Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 4–5 to explore the human brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, posters, and videos.

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Brain Power: Grades 6-9 (Brain Power)

Published June 2007.

Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9 about the brain and the effects of drugs on the body. Includes six modules, resources for students, parent guides, and online activities.

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Brain Power: Grades K-1 (Brain Power)

Published January 2005. Revised September 2009.

Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, student resources, parent newsletters, and videos.

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Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.

The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2017.

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

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

Cocaine (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2016.

Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, and treatment options for people addicted to the drug. En Español

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Cocaine (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body. En Español

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Community Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America's Children and Adolescents

Published September 2007.

Describes community systems that monitor the well-being of children and adolescents and lists recommendations that define the next steps for creating and mentoring effective community monitoring systems.

Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2011.

Offers basic facts about comorbidity between drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, including why these disorders can co-occur, how common they are, and how they are diagnosed and treated. En Español

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Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses (Research Reports)

Published December 2008. Revised September 2010.

Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of comorbid drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, a research priority for NIDA.

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Complete Set (Mind Over Matter)

Revised January 2009.

A complete set of all nine Mind Over Matter booklets—The Brain's Response to: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opiates, Prescription Drugs, and Steroids. En Español

Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2014.

Provides facts about the abuse of cough syrups and other cold medicines, including their effects on the brain and dangers of using these products to get high.

Drug Use and Viral Infections (HIV, Hepatitis) (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2017.

Discusses how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. En Español

Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2011.

Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years’ data. Discusses illicit drugs, alcohol and other drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español

Drugged Driving (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2016.

Provides basic facts about drugged driving, including statistics, trends, and teen prevalence, and explains why drugged driving is hazardous, particularly as it relates to marijuana. En Español

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