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DrugFacts: Marijuana as Medicine

Revised July 2019.

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

DrugFacts: Heroin

Revised June 2019.

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: Prescription Opioids

Revised June 2019.

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

DrugFacts: Drug Use and Viral Infections (HIV, Hepatitis)

Revised June 2019.

Discusses how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Methamphetamine

Revised May 2019.

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

DrugFacts: Hallucinogens

Revised April 2019.

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

DrugFacts: Fentanyl

Revised February 2019.

Offers basic facts about the synthetic opioid Fentanyl including how it is abused, its effect on the brain, and other health effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Revised January 2019.

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

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

Revised December 2018.

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

DrugFacts: Anabolic Steroids

Revised August 2018.

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. In Spanish

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