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Videos

  • VIDEO: The Promise of Drugs

    When it comes to drugs and drug abuse, there's the promise and there's the reality. If you've ever felt the pressure to use drugs, you've probably heard the promise. Some promises are specific to a drug: "Meth can help you lose weight" or "Steroids will make you a better athlete." Other promises are vague: "Getting high will help you relax." Watch this animated video to learn more about the promise and reality of drug use and abuse.
  • VIDEO: Taking Prescription Drugs to Get High—A Bad Idea

    97% of teens don't use prescription drugs to get high. Watch this video to learn why taking prescription drugs to get high can have serious health effects including addiction and overdose.
  • VIDEO: Marijuana—The Facts and Fiction

    Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in America. Like the tobacco plant, its smoke contains a mixture of gasses and particles that are harmful to your lungs. Watch this video to find out what's fact and fiction.

Publications

  • Shatter the Myths (NIDA)

    Answers the most frequently asked questions by teens about drugs and drug abuse.
  • Research Report on Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs (NIDA)

    Hallucinogenic drugs are associated with psychotic-like episodes that can occur long after a person has taken the drug, and dissociative drugs can cause respiratory depression, heart rate abnormalities, and a withdrawal syndrome. The good news is that use of hallucinogenic and dissociative drugs among US high school students, in general, has remained relatively low in recent years. However, the introduction of new hallucinogenic/dissociative drugs, such as salvia, is of particular concern. In fact, salvia is currently the most widely used drug in this class.
  • K2/ Spice Drug Card

    Spice, or K2, also known as synthetic marijuana, is popular among youth.