NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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Drug Facts

Drug Facts

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If you think drugs won't affect your health, think again. Get the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Learn what they are and how using drugs, even just once, can affect your body and your mind.

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    Methamphetamine (Meth)

    Speed, Chalk, Tina, Ice, Crystal, Crank, Glass, Fire, Go Fast

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    Prescription Drugs

    Oxy, Percs, Vikes, Barbs, Reds, Candy, Tranks, Speed

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    Salvia

    Salvia divinorum, Shepherdess's Herb, Maria Pastora, Sally-D, Ska Pastora

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    Spice

    K2, Fake Weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks

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    Tobacco

    Smokes, Cigs, Chew, Dip, Snuff

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    Other Drugs

    Other drugs that are commonly abused.

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    Real Questions from Real Teens

    Sometimes it feels like you're the only one who doesn't know—but your friends often have the same questions as you. See what other teens are asking about drugs and drug abuse.

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    NIDA’s Easy-to-Read Web Site

    Simple-to-understand information about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. Each page of the Web site is written to be read out loud.