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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published April 2007. Revised July 2014.

Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. En Español

Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Published April 2001. Revised May 2015.

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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. En Español

DrugFacts—Methamphetamine

Revised February 2017.

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

DrugFacts—Heroin

Revised January 2017.

Offers basic facts about heroin, including methods of use, its effects on the brain, other health effects, and treatment options.

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

Revised December 2016.

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. En Español

DrugFacts—MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Revised October 2016.

Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called Ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and its potential for addiction. En Español

DrugFacts—Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Revised August 2016.

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. En Español

DrugFacts—Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Revised July 2016.

Describes research findings on effective medication and behavioral treatment approaches for drug addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting. En Español

DrugFacts—Cocaine

Revised June 2016.

Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, and treatment options for people addicted to the drug. En Español

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