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DrugFacts—Kratom

Published February 2016.

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

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 December 2012.

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—Drugged Driving

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. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits

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. In Spanish

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

Revised January 2007.

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, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.

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