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Mentoring: A Guide for Drug Abuse Researchers

Published November 2009.

Discusses the importance of quality mentorship in drug abuse research and offers suggestions for creating a successful mentor and mentee relationship.

Research Reports: Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

Published May 2017. Revised January 2018.

Discusses effective medications used to treat opioid use disorders: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.

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.

Research Reports: Marijuana

Published October 2002. Revised February 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


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