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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Published April 2001. Revised June 2016.

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

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—Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Revised June 2018.

Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes)

Revised June 2018.

A plain-language research summary that describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to traditional cigarettes, and if they can help with smoking cessation. In Spanish

DrugFacts—MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Revised June 2018.

Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called Ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and its potential for addiction. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Methamphetamine

Revised June 2018.

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

DrugFacts—Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Revised June 2018.

Provides an overview of drug use and addiction, including what happens in the brain during drug use, why some people become addicted while others don’t, and the importance of prevention. In Spanish

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