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Research Reports: Prescription Opioids and Heroin

Revised January 2018.

Explores the relationship between prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, including prescription opioid use as a risk factor for heroin use, reasons why people progress from using prescription opioids to heroin, and the need for prevention and treatment.

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

Research Reports: Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Revised June 2018.

Discusses effective medications used to treat opioid use disorders: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Heroin

Revised June 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. 

Opioids: Facts Parents Need to Know

Revised June 2019.

Opioids: Facts Parents Need to Know  Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to parents, provides facts about opioids and their potential harmful effects.

Opioid Facts for Teens

Revised July 2018.

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about opioids and their potential harmful effects.  In Spanish

Research Reports: Marijuana

Revised July 2019.

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. In Spanish

Research Reports: Misuse of Prescription Drugs

Revised December 2018.

Offers the latest research findings on prescription drug misuse, including the classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly misused, possible effects on the brain and body, and treatment options for prescription drug addiction. In Spanish

Research Reports: Steroids and Other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs)

Revised February 2018.

Explores the latest research on steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs), including why people misuse APEDs, effects they can have on physical and behavioral health, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches. In Spanish

Research Reports: Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs

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. In Spanish

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