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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—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.

DrugFacts—Prescription Opioids

Published January 2018.

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

DrugFacts—Prescription Stimulants

Published February 2018.

A plain language summary of prescription stimulant medications, how they affect the body, and how addiction can be treated.

DrugFacts—Substance Abuse in the Military

Published March 2013.

Offers an overview of trends of drug use in the military and the special risks faced by this population. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Substance Use in Women

Published September 2015. Revised April 2017.

Provides a summary of key points related to women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in substance use and addiction treatment, and how substance use affects a mother and her baby. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice)

Revised February 2018.

A plain language summary of synthetic cannabinoids, how they are used, and how they affect the brain and body. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")

Revised February 2018.

A plain language summary of synthetic cathinones and their health effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Revised January 2018.

A plain language summary of the behavioral therapies, medications, and devices that can be used to treat substance use disorders. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Treatment Statistics

Revised March 2011.

Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. In Spanish

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