Facts and Stats

  • teen girl and cocaine

    Ask the Docs: About Cocaine

    How does cocaine affect your brain? Can using cocaine cause seizures? Can using cocaine once be deadly? Find out how doctors answered these questions about cocaine from teens.
  • image of white powder next to penny

    Five Quick Facts: Carfentanil

    Carfentanil is a dangerous new factor in the nation’s opioid crisis. See five quick facts about the drug.
  • image of curious teen boy

    Ask the Docs: About Heroin

    What exactly is heroin? And how is it different from legal drugs? Students asked, and doctors answered these questions and more during NIDA’s “Chat Day.”
  • image of MDMA

    Quiz: Ecstasy and MDMA

    How much do you know about the synthetic “party” drugs MDMA and ecstasy? 
  • man in bathroom with heroin

    What Does it Mean to "Relapse?"

    Unfortunately many people recovering from substance use disorders can relapse.
  • image of teen taking steroids in the gym

    Ask the Docs: About Steroids

    Is ‘roid rage’ a real thing? Can steroids cause you to lose your hair? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
  • teen blowing up balloon

    Ask the Docs: About Inhalants

    Earlier this year, NIDA hosted it's annual “Chat Day” – a live online chat between teens and NIH scientists. See more student questions and doctor answers about inhalants.
  • teen talking to doctor

    Ask the Docs: About Marijuana

    At their annual 'Chat Day,' the National Institute on Drug Abuse gave students across the country a chance to ask doctors anything about drugs. Find out what you really want to know about marijuana.
  • girl smoking marijuana

    High Schoolers and Weed

    Research from Canada tells us how weed can change your attitude towards school. 
  • Survey: Opioid Use Among 12th Graders Down

    Use among 12th graders is trending downward, even as use and overdose rates for adults rise.