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Published March 2018.
A plain language research summary of CNS depressants, how they can be misused, and how they affect the brain.
Published January 2018.
Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse.
Published July 2017. Revised July 2017.
This brief fact sheet discusses the risks of untreated opioid use disorder during pregnancy, particularly neonatal abstinence syndrome, and provides evidence-based treatment options that have been shown to be safe and effective.
Published February 2016. Revised September 2018.
A plain-language research summary about kratom, how it affects the brain, and its health effects.
Published September 2015. Revised August 2018.
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.
Published March 2013.
Offers an overview of trends of drug use in the military and the special risks faced by this population.
Published October 2012.
Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs. A provocative and engaging educational tool. Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society.
Published October 2010. Revised March 2015.
Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.
Published January 2009.
Explains to young teens how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.
Published October 2000.
Explains to young teens how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.