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DrugFacts: Fentanyl

Published June 2016. Revised June 2016.

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

DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Revised August 2016.

Provides an overview of drug use and addiction, including what happens in the brain during drug use, why some people become addicted while others don’t, and the importance of prevention. En Español

DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Revised July 2016.

Describes research findings on effective medication and behavioral treatment approaches for drug addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting. En Español

DrugFacts: Cocaine

Revised June 2016.

Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, and treatment options for people addicted to the drug. En Español

DrugFacts: Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Revised May 2016.

Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español

DrugFacts: Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes)

Revised May 2016.

Describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to conventional cigarettes, and whether they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

DrugFacts: Marijuana

Revised March 2016.

Offers facts about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options. En Español

DrugFacts: Anabolic Steroids

Revised March 2016.

Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects on the brain and mental health, and its addictive potential. En Español

DrugFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Revised February 2016.

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

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. En Español

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