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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published April 2007. Revised July 2014.

Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. In Spanish

Research Reports: Marijuana

Published October 2002. Revised May 2018.

Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on everyday activities, and available treatments. In Spanish

Research Reports: Steroids and Other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs)

Published July 2001. Revised February 2018.

Explores the latest research on steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs), including why people misuse APEDs, effects they can have on physical and behavioral health, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches. In Spanish

Research Reports: Misuse of Prescription Drugs

Published July 2001. Revised January 2018.

Offers the latest research findings on prescription drug misuse, including the classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly misused, possible effects on the brain and body, and treatment options for prescription drug addiction. In Spanish

Research Reports: Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs

Published March 2001. Revised February 2015.

Offers the latest research findings on hallucinogens and dissociative drugs, describing what they are, how they are abused, and basic facts about different drugs within this classification of drugs. In Spanish

Research Reports: Cocaine

Published May 1999. Revised May 2016.

Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches. In Spanish

Research Reports: Inhalants

Published May 1999. Revised July 2012.

Provides scientific research on the nature and extent of inhalant abuse, its potential health consequences, and hazards of chemicals found in commonly abused inhalants. In Spanish

Research Reports: Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes

Published July 1998. Revised January 2018.

Discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, risks associated with pregnancy and adolescents, as well as best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction. In Spanish

Research Reports: Methamphetamine

Published April 1998. Revised September 2013.

Provides an overview of the latest scientific findings on methamphetamine, including short- and long-term health consequences, effects on pregnancy, and potential prevention and treatment options. In Spanish

Research Reports: Prescription Opioids and Heroin

Published October 2015. Revised January 2018.

Explores the relationship between prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, including prescription opioid use as a risk factor for heroin use, reasons why people progress from using prescription opioids to heroin, and the need for prevention and treatment.

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