Facts and Information Resources

December 19, 2016 | Addiction Policy Forum

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  • Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction - Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease..

  • Prescription Drugs and Cold Medicines - Some medications have psychoactive (mind-altering) properties and, because of that, are sometimes abused—that is, taken for reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a doctor, or taken by someone other than the person for whom they are prescribed. In fact, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are, after marijuana (and alcohol), the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14 and older.

  • Prescription Opioids and Heroin - Facts on prescription opioids and heroin from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. 

  • Video: That’s Right. Addiction is a Disease - Video presentation from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.


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