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Marijuana: Facts for Teens
Provides teens with answers to frequently asked questions about marijuana,including what it is, who uses it, how it affects a person physically and mentally after short- and long-term use.
Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
Current scientific information for parents.
NIDA Research Report: Prescription Drugs Abuse and Addiction
Describes the dangers of prescription drug abuse and reviews research in this area. Offers approaches for patients and providers to help them avoid the misuse of prescription drugs
NIDA Research Report: Methamphetamine:
Abuse and Addiction
Details of methamphetamine's effects, and the scope of abuse in the United States, how the drug is used and how it differs from other stimulants. Describes medical complications of abuse and current effective treatments
NIDA Research Report: Tobacco Addiction
Presents current epidemiological research data regarding nicotine use, reports on the medical consequences of use. Emphasizes the effects on the brain as well as current research findings about use during pregnancy. Includes treatment approaches.
Mind Over Matter
This series is designed to encourage young people in grades five through nine to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain.
5] HIV & Development Programme
njecting drug use (IDU) is well known as a way to spread HIV, as are ways to prevent HIV transmission among injecting drug users (IDUs). But the growing number of developing countries experiencing new and uncontrolled HIV spread among drug users demonstrates that many communities currently lack the capacity to control these epidemics.
Economic, political and social changes are compounding this situation and increasing peoples’ susceptibility and vulnerability. Fear, denial and discrimination are also making HIV prevention among injecting drug users a low national and global priority, despite the huge threat this problem poses to development.
A growing number of countries urgently need assistance to develop the policies, strategies and programmes required to deal adequately with this significant development problem. What is lacking most is an understanding of the particular challenges that injecting drug use and HIV pose for achieving sustainable human development (Brown, 1999). read more…