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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

DrugFacts: Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice)

Revised February 2018.

A plain language summary of synthetic cannabinoids, how they are used, and how they affect the brain and body. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")

Revised February 2018.

A plain language summary of synthetic cathinones and their health effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Over-the-Counter Medicines

Revised December 2017.

A plain-language research summary that describes how popular over-the-counter medications are misused and provides information on why this can be dangerous. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Inhalants

Revised February 2017.

Provides an overview of inhalants, including types of products commonly inhaled, effects on the brain, other adverse health effects, and potential for addiction. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Nationwide Trends

Revised June 2015.

Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Lessons from Prevention Research

Revised March 2014.

Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Criminal Justice

Published June 2019.

Looks at the challenges with substance use disorders (SUDs) among people in the criminal justice system, and why treatment and follow up is important for inmates. In Spanish

National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

Published January 2019.

Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug use and addiction by asking them to take a 13-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug use. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Naloxone

Published January 2019.

A plain language summary of naloxone, the different dosage forms, how they are used, and precautions to keep in mind when administering naloxone.

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