Teens

Drug Facts

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Alcohol

Booze, Brew, Liquor
Provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Anabolic Steroids

Roids, Juice

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Bath Salts

Bloom, Cloud Nine, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning

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Cocaine

Coke, Coca, C, Snow, Flake, Blow, Bump, Candy, Charlie, Rock, Toot

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Cough and Cold Medicines

Robotripping, Robo, Tussin, Triple C, Dex, Skittles, Candy, Velvet, Drank

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Heroin

Smack, Junk, H, Black tar, Ska, Horse

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Inhalants

Laughing Gas, Snappers, Poppers, Whippets, Bold

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Marijuana

Pot, Grass, Herb, Weed, Mary Jane, Reefer, Skunk

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MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly)

E, XTC, X, Adam, Hug, Beans, Clarity, Love Drug

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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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Prescription Depressant Medications

Barbs, Reds, Red birds, Phennies, Tooies, Yellows, Yellow jackets; Candy, Downers, Sleeping pills, Tranks; A-minus, Zombie pills

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Prescription Stimulant Medications (Amphetamines)

Skippy, the Smart drug, Vitamin R, Bennies, Black beauties, Roses, Hearts, Speed, Uppers

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Prescription Pain Medications (Opioids)

Hillbilly heroin, Oxy, OC, Oxycotton, Percs, Happy pills, Vikes

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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, Nicotine, & E-Cigarettes

Smokes, Cigs, Chew, Dip, Snuff

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Brain and Addiction

Why Are Drugs So Hard To Quit?

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Drug Overdoses in Youth

How many young people die from drug overdoses.

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HIV, AIDS, and Drug Abuse

How drug abuse factors in the spread of HIV infection.

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NIDA’s Easy-to-Read Web Site

Listen to the facts about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment.