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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Published October 1999. Revised January 2018.

Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services. In Spanish

Mind Matters: Anabolic Steroids

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explains to young teens how anabolic steroids affect the brain and body and disrupt normal hormone function. In Spanish

Mind Matters: Cocaine

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body. In Spanish

Mind Matters: Hallucinogens

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.

Explains to young teens how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions. In Spanish

Mind Matters: Inhalants

Published January 1997.

Describes to young teens how inhalants, such as hair spray, gasoline, and spray paint, can cause nerve cell damage in the brain that can affect the body in many ways. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Substance Use in Women

Revised June 2019.

Provides a summary of key points related to women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in substance use and addiction treatment, and how substance use affects a mother and her baby. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Kratom

Revised April 2019.

A plain-language research summary about kratom, how it affects the brain, and its health effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Treatment Statistics

Revised January 2019.

List of resources to help find treatment data.

Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says

Revised February 2016.

The third in a 5-part series, reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment.

Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction

Revised January 2007.

The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.

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