Publications

  • Drugs of Abuse

    Drugs of Abuse delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way. 
  • Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth and Young Adults

    This publication gives you everything you need to know about marijuana -- from the long-term effects on your brain, to whether or not it's still considered a "gateway drug."
  • The Truth About Prescription Drug Abuse

    Many prescription drug abusers begin using heroin because heroin is cheaper alternative that offers the same physiological effects.
  • K2/ Spice Drug Card

    Spice, or K2, also known as synthetic marijuana, is popular among youth.
  • Marijuana Drug Card

    Approximately one in six people who start smoking marijuana in their teens will become addicted.
  • DXM Drug Card

    DXM, or Dextromethorphan, is a cough suppressant found in more than 100 over-the-counter cold medications.
  • Ecstasy/ Molly Drug Card

    Ecstasy and Molly are psychoactive drugs. Ecstasy is the pill form of MDMA, while Molly is its powder or crystal form.
  • Heroin Drug Card

    Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive drug.
  • Get It Straight

    Get It Straight provides an informative, interactive program designed to expose common myths about drugs and help younger teens learn the truth about drugs. It covers information on drugs of abuse, consequences of drug use, reasons why teens use drugs, peers, media and other influences, making good personal decisions, and drug prevention resources.
  • Drugs, Brains and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (NIDA)

    As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior. We have identified many of the biological and environmental factors and are beginning to search for the genetic variations that contribute to the development and progression of the disease. Scientists use this knowledge to develop effective prevention and treatment approaches that reduce the toll drug abuse takes on individuals, families, and communities.