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DrugFacts—Hallucinogens

Revised January 2016.

Provides basic facts about various hallucinogens,  including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, and other health effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Heroin

Revised June 2018.

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. 

DrugFacts—Inhalants

Revised February 2017.

Provides an overview of inhalants, including types of products commonly inhaled, effects on the brain, other adverse health effects, and potential for addiction. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Kratom

Published February 2016. Revised May 2018.

A plain-language research summary about kratom, how it affects the brain, and its health effects. 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—Marijuana

Revised June 2018.

A plain-language research summary about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options In Spanish

DrugFacts—Marijuana as Medicine

Revised May 2018.

Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). In Spanish

DrugFacts—MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Revised June 2018.

Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called Ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and its potential for addiction. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Methamphetamine

Revised June 2018.

Provides facts about the stimulant drug methamphetamine, including how it affects the brain, other adverse health effects, and secondhand methamphetamine smoke. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth Trends

Revised December 2017.

Describes high school and youth trends for drug use and addiction, as presented in the annual Monitoring the Future survey. Includes emphasis on marijuana, cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription drugs. In Spanish

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