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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published April 2007. Revised July 2014.

Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. En Español

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Drugs: SHATTER THE MYTHS

Published October 2010. Revised March 2015.

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images. En Español

Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction

Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction (Policy Briefs)

Published November 2016. Revised November 2016.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the effectiveness of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders and recent scientific advances in this area.

Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2017.

A plain-language research summary that describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to traditional cigarettes, and if they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

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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. En Español

Fentanyl (DrugFacts)

Published June 2016. Revised June 2016.

Offers basic facts about the synthetic opioid Fentanyl including how it is abused, its affect on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

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.

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

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Hallucinogens (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explains to young teens how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions. En Español

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Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs (Research Reports)

Published March 2001. Revised February 2015.

Offers the latest research findings on hallucinogens and dissociative drugs, describing what they are, how they are abused, and basic facts about different drugs within this classification of drugs. En Español

Heads Up: Drugs & The Body - It Isn't Pretty English/Spanish Poster

Heads Up: Drugs & The Body - It Isn't Pretty English/Spanish Poster

Published August 2003. Revised August 2011.

A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets. One side in English; the other in Spanish.

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Health Disparities Strategic Plan (FY2009-2013)

Published October 2008.

Reports on NIDA's 5-year plan to address the drug abuse and addiction research needs of racial/ethnic minority and other health disparity groups.

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Heroin (Research Reports)

Published October 1997. Revised November 2014.

Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.  En Español

Heroin (DrugFacts)

Revised July 2017.

A plain-language research summary about heroin, including basic facts such as methods of use, its effects on the brain, other health effects, and treatment options. 

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HIV/AIDS (Research Reports)

Published March 2006. Revised July 2012.

Explores the link between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and discusses treatment options, populations most at risk, trends in HIV/AIDS, and ways to counter these trends. En Español

Improving Opioid Prescribing

Improving Opioid Prescribing (Policy Briefs)

Published March 2017. Revised March 2017.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the risks of prescription opioid pain relievers and a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Opioid Prescribing for Pain.

Publication: Research Report Series - Inhalant Abuse

Inhalants (Research Reports)

Published May 1999. Revised July 2012.

Provides scientific research on the nature and extent of inhalant abuse, its potential health consequences, and hazards of chemicals found in commonly abused inhalants. En Español

Inhalants (DrugFacts)

Revised February 2017.

Provides an overview of inhalants, including types of products commonly inhaled, effects on the brain, other adverse health effects, and potential for addiction. En Español

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Inhalants (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997.

Describes to young teens how inhalants, such as hair spray, gasoline, and spray paint, can cause nerve cell damage in the brain that can affect the body in many ways. En Español

Kratom (DrugFacts)

Published February 2016.

Provides basic information about kratom, including methods of abuse, effects on the brain, and addiction potential.  En Español

Lessons from Prevention Research (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2014.

Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings. En Español

Marijuana (DrugFacts)

Revised August 2017.

A plain-language research summary 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 August 2017.

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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Marijuana (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised August 2014.

Explains to young teens how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment. En Español

Marijuana as Medicine (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2017.

Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). En Español

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