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Mind Over Matter: Prescription Drugs

Published January 2009.

Explains to young teens how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems. 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.

DrugFacts—Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth Trends

Revised December 2017.

Describes high school and youth trends for drug use and addiction, as presented in the annual Monitoring the Future survey. Includes emphasis on marijuana, cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription drugs. 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—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—Prescription Stimulants

Published June 2018.

A plain language summary of prescription stimulant medications, how they affect the body, and how addiction can be treated. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Prescription CNS Depressants

Published March 2018.

A plain language research summary of CNS depressants, how they can be misused, and how they affect the brain. In Spanish

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