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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.

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—Heroin

Revised July 2017.

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—Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes)

Revised June 2017.

A plain-language research summary that describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to traditional cigarettes, and if they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

DrugFacts—Marijuana as Medicine

Revised April 2017.

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

DrugFacts—Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Revised March 2017.

Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español

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

Revised March 2017.

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. En Español

DrugFacts—Marijuana

Revised February 2017.

Offers facts about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options. 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

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