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Revised November 2015.
Explains what synthetic cannabinoids are and provides basic facts about methods of use, their growing popularity, and potential 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 May 2014.
Provides facts about the abuse of cough syrups and other cold medicines, including their effects on the brain and dangers of using these products to get high.
Revised March 2014.
Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings.
Revised January 2014.
Offers basic facts about stimulant ADHD medications—methylphenidate and amphetamines—including their role in the treatment of ADHD, their affect on the brain, and the extent of abuse.
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.
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.
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 January 2017.
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 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.