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Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2018.

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 effect 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 Matters)

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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Heroin (Research Reports)

Published October 1997. Revised June 2018.

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 June 2018.

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

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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.

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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 Matters)

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. Revised September 2018.

A plain-language research summary about kratom, how it affects the brain, and its health effects. 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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

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 Matters)

Published July 2018.

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how marijuana changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matters, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, both the Mind Over Matters and Mind Matters series will be available to order or access online. En Español

Marijuana as Medicine (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2018.

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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Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster

Published August 2012.

Posters for teens and young adults. Single-sided English and double-sided English/Spanish versions available. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide)

Published September 2011.

Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Published April 2001. Revised December 2017.

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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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Published April 2001. Revised July 2018.

Provides important facts about marijuana and offers parents tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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