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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.
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.
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.
Revised January 2016.
Provides basic facts about various hallucinogens, including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, and other health effects.
Revised June 2015.
Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco.
Revised March 2014.
Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings.
Published June 2018.
A plain language summary of prescription stimulant medications, how they affect the body, and how addiction can be treated.
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.