Facts & Fiction

When it comes to illegal drugs, do you know the difference between facts and fiction?

Discussions about using drugs are sometimes filled with emotion, inaccuracies, and wishful thinking. In some cases, what’s represented as fact about using the drug is really fiction, and it's hard to know the difference.

When it comes to drugs and drug abuse, there's the promise and there's the reality. Watch the animated video, "The Promise of Drugs" to learn more about the promise and reality of drug use and abuse.

Some people downplay the danger of drug use and how drug use can lead to abuse and addiction. We are bombarded with information about drugs. We hear that using drugs isn’t really that bad, that marijuana can be used to aid people suffering from some chronic diseases, and that everyone does drugs.

Do you know all you need to know about how trying drugs—even once—can affect your body and mind? Do you know about the serious health consequences young people have suffered from using drugs? Do you know how drugs affect the world around you?

It's up to you to get the facts. To know the difference between fact and fiction. To think twice.