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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 Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Published July 2017. Revised July 2017.

This brief fact sheet discusses the risks of untreated opioid use disorder during pregnancy, particularly neonatal abstinence syndrome, and provides evidence-based treatment options that have been shown to be safe and effective.

Improving Opioid Prescribing

Published March 2017. Revised March 2017.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the risks of prescription opioid pain relievers and a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Opioid Prescribing for Pain.

Naloxone for Opioid Overdose: Life-Saving Science

Published March 2017. Revised March 2017.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the life-saving drug naloxone, which can reverse an opioid overdose, including how it works and where to get it.

Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction

Published November 2016. Revised November 2016.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the effectiveness of medications for opioid use disorders and recent scientific advances in this area.

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.

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