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Publications - Opioids

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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. In Spanish

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.

DrugFacts: Prescription Opioids

Revised May 2020.

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

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: Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Revised June 2018.

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

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: Fentanyl

Revised February 2019.

Offers basic facts about the synthetic opioid Fentanyl including how it is abused, its effect on the brain, and other health effects. 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

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

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