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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

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: Marijuana as Medicine

Revised July 2019.

Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). In Spanish

DrugFacts: Heroin

Revised June 2019.

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 2019.

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

DrugFacts: Drug Use and Viral Infections (HIV, Hepatitis)

Revised June 2019.

Discusses how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Methamphetamine

Revised May 2019.

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

DrugFacts: Hallucinogens

Revised April 2019.

Provides basic facts about various hallucinogens,  including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, and other health effects. In Spanish

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