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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

DrugFacts—Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses

Revised August 2018.

Comorbidity describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person. They can occur at the same time or one after the other. Comorbidity also implies interactions between the illnesses that can worsen the course of both. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Cocaine

Revised July 2018.

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, recreational cocaine use is illegal. As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to increase profits. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Marijuana as Medicine

Revised June 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—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—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—Prescription Opioids

Revised June 2018.

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

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