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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—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

DrugFacts—Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")

Revised January 2016.

Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

DrugFacts—Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Revised November 2015.

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

DrugFacts—Synthetic Cannabinoids

Revised November 2015.

Explains what synthetic cannabinoids are and provides basic facts about methods of use, their growing popularity, and potential health effects.  En Español

DrugFacts—Is Marijuana Medicine?

Revised July 2015.

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

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. En Español

DrugFacts—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.

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. En Español

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