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Drugs of Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

11/19/2014
02:21 | Author: Ryan Brooks

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Drugs of Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page Abused Drugs. Also see our Emerging Trends page for additional information.

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For an overview of all of these drugs, see Commonly Abused Drugs. Also see our Emerging Trends page for additional information.

As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.

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Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.

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DEA Drug Fact Sheets - Department of Justice

11/18/2014
12:18 | Author: Alex Watson

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DEA Drug Fact Sheets - Department of Justice

You hear about drugs on TV and in the movies, on the radio, in books and magazines, on the Internet, Some of the information is accurate, but a lot of it is not.

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.

Find out as much as you can about illegal and legal drugs and their effects on your body and brain. The more informed you are, the more confidently you can make the right decision about drugs. Read DEA’s Drug Fact Sheets for the latest information on the following substances. Fact Sheets Narcotics Stimulants Depressants Hallucinogens Drugs of Concern.

Here are a few realities to consider:

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Streetdrugs

9/17/2014
02:23 | Author: Tyler James

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Streetdrugs

A database of drug information for parents, teachers, students, DARE Officers, or anyone interested in learning about illegal drugs.

Hashish consists of the THC-rich resinous material of the cannabis plant, which is collected, dried, and then compressed into a variety of forms, such as balls, cakes, or cookie-like sheets. Pieces are then broken off, placed in pipes, and smoked. The Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are the main sources of hashish. The THC content of hashish that reached the United States, where demand is limited, averaged about 5 percent in the 1990s.

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The term “bath salts” refers to an emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally in the Khat plant.

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Drug Facts Information - ice, cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine other

7/16/2014
04:56 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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Drug Facts Information - ice, cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine other

Find information about individual drugs and their effects.

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What You Need to Know About Drugs - KidsHealth

5/15/2014
06:55 | Author: Sarah Gray

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What You Need to Know About Drugs - KidsHealth

Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body works. Some drugs help you Note: All information on KidsHealth is for educational purposes only.

Addiction (say: eh-DIK-shen) — Someone has an addiction when he or she becomes dependent on or craves a drug all of the time.

If you've ever been sick and had to take medicine, you already know about one kind of drugs. Medicines are legal drugs, meaning doctors are allowed to prescribe them for patients, stores can sell them, and people are allowed to buy them. But it's not legal, or safe, for people to use these medicines any way they want or to buy them from people who are selling them illegally.

Understanding drugs and why they are dangerous is another good step for a kid to take.

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