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Publications - Research Reports. Skip to main content En español Home » Publications - Research Reports Publications - Research Reports Showing 1 - 10 of 12 Results Publications Anabolic Steroid Abuse Published July 2001. Explores the latest research on anabolic steroid use, including health consequences of steroid abuse, the effects it can have on behavior, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches. Cocaine Published May 1999. Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches.

Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses Published December 2008. Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of comorbid drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, a research priority for NIDA. Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs Published March 2001. Heroin Published October 1997. Published March 2006. Inhalants Published May 1999. Marijuana Published October 2002. MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse Pages. Drugs That People Abuse. A drug is a chemical substance that can change how your body and mind work. Drugs of abuse are substances that people use to get high and change how they feel. They may be illegal drugs like pot, cocaine, or heroin. Or they may be legal for adults only, like alcohol and tobacco. Medicines that treat illness can also become drugs of abuse when people take them to get high—not because they're sick and following their doctor's orders.

People abuse drugs for many reasons: They want to feel good. Here are some drugs of abuse (click on a link to learn more): Publications - DrugFacts. Showing 1 - 10 of 30 Results Publications Anabolic Steroids Revised July 2012. Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects of the brain and mental health, its addictive potential, treatment, and the extent of abuse among youth. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Revised October 2014. Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on their brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. Club Drugs (GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol) Revised July 2010. Offers basic facts about club drugs (GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol), including how they affect the brain and other parts of the body, treatment options, and how widespread the use is of these drugs.

Cocaine Revised April 2013. Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders Published March 2011. Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse Revised May 2014. Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits. Drug Fact Sheets. You hear about drugs on TV and in the movies, on the radio, in books and magazines, on the Internet, and in daily conversation with friends and peers. Some of the information is accurate, but a lot of it is not. Here are a few realities to consider: You can’t predict the effect that a drug can have on you—especially if it’s the first time you try it, and even if it’s a small amount or dose. Everyone's brain and body chemistry are different. Everyone's tolerance for drugs is different.

Find out as much as you can about illegal and legal drugs and their effects on your body and brain. Fact Sheets. National Criminal Justice Reference Service - In the Spotlight. Home | SAMHSA. Streetdrugs. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Drugs of abuse 2011. Get it straight student drugs. Office of National Drug Control Policy. Prescription Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse is the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about this public health threat and comprehensive, government-wide actions being taken by the Administration to reduce prescription drug abuse. Read more Drugged Driving Americans are all-too familiar with the terrible consequences of drunk and distracted driving.

Prevention Preventing drug use before it begins is a cost-effective, common-sense approach to promoting safe and healthy communities. Special Populations While drug addiction respects no geographic, ethnic, economic, or social boundaries, there are some specific populations that deserve focused efforts, including. Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - Where Families Find Answers. DrugFacts. Drugs That People Abuse. NIDA for Teens. World Health Organization.