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Prescription Drugs

Published January 2009.

Explains to young teens how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems. En Español

Prescription Drug Abuse

Published July 2001. Revised November 2014.

Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction. En Español

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Revised December 2014.

Provides an overview of commonly abused over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains effects on the brain and reported use. En Español

Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse

Revised May 2014.

Provides facts about the abuse of cough syrups and other cold medicines, including their effects on the brain and dangers of using these products to get high.

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. En Español

Nationwide Trends

Revised January 2014.

Examines nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, describing past year and past month use for alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español

Stimulant ADHD Medications: Methylphenidate and Amphetamines

Revised January 2014.

Offers basic facts about stimulant ADHD medications—methylphenidate and amphetamines—including their role in the treatment of ADHD, their affect on the brain, and the extent of abuse. En Español

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. En Español

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

Published January 2014. 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.

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. En Español

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