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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.

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). In Spanish

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. In Spanish


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. In Spanish


Revised February 2017.

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

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. In Spanish

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. In Spanish


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. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Anabolic Steroids

Revised March 2016.

Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects on the brain and mental health, and its addictive potential. In Spanish


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