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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Published April 2001. Revised July 2018.

Provides important facts about marijuana and offers parents tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Prescription Opioids

Published June 2018. Revised June 2018.

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

DrugFacts—Fentanyl

Published June 2016. Revised June 2016.

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

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Published January 2014. Revised January 2014.

Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

Family Checkup

Published October 2012. Revised August 2015.

Provides parents with research-based skills to help keep their children drug-free. In Spanish

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published April 2007. Revised July 2018.

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

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