Drug facts and information

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Get the facts about the most commonly used drugs.

Learn what they are and how using drugs can affect your body and your mind. National Institutes of Health. Drug Facts. Brain and Addiction What role does your brain play in drug addiction? Learn more about the science, risks and treatment of addiction. Mental Health It is not uncommon for someone with a substance use disorder to also experience a mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety.

Drug Overdoses in Youth How many young people die from drug overdoses? Find data by drug type. Commonly Used Drugs Charts Provides information on the short- and long-term effects of commonly used illegal drugs and treatment options. How Do Drugs Affect the Brain Briefly describes how more than 15 different types of drugs affect the teen brain.

Alcohol Teen drinking can put teens' health and safety at risk.

Find out how drinking can affect brain development and put teens at risk for alcoholism in the future. Cough and Cold Medicines Did you know you can overdose on cough medicine 'tussin', 'lean'? Heroin Heroin is a very addictive drug made from morphine, a psychoactive mind-altering substance taken from the resin of the seed pod of the opium poppy plant. Inhalants Chemicals found in these products can change the way the brain works and cause other problems in the body.

Marijuana THC can affect decision making, concentration, and memory for days after use, especially in people who use regularly. Methamphetamine Meth Meth can have dangerous effects like raising heart rate and blood pressure, and use can lead to addiction.

Prescription Drugs Prescription drug misuse has become a large public health problem, because misuse can lead to addiction, and even overdose deaths. Prescription Depressant Medications Depressants should not be combined with any medicine or substance that causes sleepiness.

If combined, they can slow both the heart rate and breathing. Prescription Pain Medications Opioids Mixing prescription opioid medications with alcohol can cause a dangerous slowing of the heart rate and breathing.

Salvia Researchers are studying salvia to learn exactly how it acts in the brain to produce its effects. Spice Spice can have unpredictable and dangerous health effects. Steroids, Anabolic People who misuse anabolic steroids can experience many effects, some of which are serious.

Drug Use and Your Mouth Drug use can affect your teeth, gums and tongue. Learn more about what damage your dentist can see. Past Chat Day Transcripts.

Drug facts and information

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To understand a drug, you need to understand its effects, why people use it, and the risk it poses in terms of both health and criminal penalties.