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DrugFacts—Hallucinogens

Revised January 2016.

Provides basic facts about various hallucinogens,  including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, and other health effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Nationwide Trends

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. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Lessons from Prevention Research

Revised March 2014.

Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders

Revised March 2011.

Offers basic facts about comorbidity between drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, including why these disorders can co-occur, how common they are, and how they are diagnosed and treated. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Treatment Statistics

Revised March 2011.

Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. In Spanish

DrugFacts—Prescription Stimulants

Published February 2018.

A plain language summary of prescription stimulant medications, how they affect the body, and how addiction can be treated.

DrugFacts—Prescription Opioids

Published January 2018.

A plain language summary of prescription opioids that explains effects on the brain and reported use.

National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

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. In Spanish

Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

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.

DrugFacts—Fentanyl

Published June 2016. Revised June 2016.

Offers basic facts about the synthetic opioid Fentanyl including how it is abused, its affect on the brain, and other health effects. In Spanish

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