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DrugFacts: Heroin

Revised November 2019.

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.  In Spanish

DrugFacts: Prescription Opioids

Revised June 2019.

A plain language summary of prescription opioids that explains effects on the brain and reported use. In Spanish

Research Reports: Heroin

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.  In Spanish

DrugFacts: Over-the-Counter Medicines

Revised December 2017.

A plain-language research summary that describes how popular over-the-counter medications are misused and provides information on why this can be dangerous. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Naloxone

Published September 2019.

A plain language summary of naloxone, the different dosage forms, how they are used, and precautions to keep in mind when administering naloxone. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Criminal Justice

Published June 2019.

Looks at the challenges with substance use disorders (SUDs) among people in the criminal justice system, and why treatment and follow up is important for inmates. In Spanish

The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opioids, and Marijuana

Revised November 2019.

The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opioids (heroin), or marijuana.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Revised January 2014.

Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

DrugFacts: Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth Trends

Revised December 2019.

Describes high school and youth trends for drug use and addiction, as presented in the annual Monitoring the Future survey. Includes emphasis on vaping, marijuana, cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription drugs. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Revised January 2019.

A plain language summary of the behavioral therapies, medications, and devices that can be used to treat substance use disorders. In Spanish

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