NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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Scientific Facts About Drugs

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Teen being followed by his shadowIf you think drugs won’t affect your health, think again. Get the real 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.

Drug Facts

Other NIDA Resources

Other Resources

  • Parents360x Action Toolkit
    • From The Partnership at, a community education resource on prescription drug abuse.
  • The Real Cost
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's tobacco prevention campaign that targets youth who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.