Drug Facts

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. Depending on where you live or who you’re talking to, you might hear the same drug called a few different things. Some of the information is accurate, but a lot of it is not.

Here are a few realities to consider:

Find out as much as you can about illegal and legal drugs and their effects on your body and brain. Not sure where to start? Even if all you have is a street name or slang term for a drug, you can start finding information in the drug glossary. The more informed you are, the more confidently you can make the right decision about drugs.