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

Revised December 2018.

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

DrugFacts: Nationwide Trends

Revised June 2015.

Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Lessons from Prevention Research

Revised March 2014.

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

DrugFacts: Prescription Stimulants

Published June 2018.

A plain language summary of prescription stimulant medications, how they affect the body, and how addiction can be treated. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Prescription CNS Depressants

Published March 2018.

A plain language research summary of CNS depressants, how they can be misused, and how they affect the brain. In Spanish

Treating Opioid Addiction in Criminal Justice Settings

Published December 2017. Revised December 2017.

This brief fact sheet provides information about why it is important to treat opioid addiction in criminal justice settings and how treatment is being provided.

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. In Spanish

Prescription Drug Poster

Published March 2010.

Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Published October 1999. Revised January 2018.

Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Kratom

Revised April 2019.

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

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