Internet Resources-Drug Abuse

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—NIDA for Teens
Great website with lots of links to information, blogs, and facts for teens.  A parent and teacher section offers ways to help teens use the site to understand the science behind drug abuse.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)— Prescription Drug Abuse Chart

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

NIDA Drug Pubs
Lots of resources on drug abuse, including posters, wallet cards, including Respect—Teaching Guide and poster, Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood: A Research-based Guide, Read News About Drugs and Your Body—Compilation for Students, Mind Matters, and more!

Foundation for a Drug-Free World: Find out the Truth about Drugs
Free Booklets, Posters, PSAs. Education Materials about drugs.

My Addiction—Addiction Statistics
Stats for tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, ecstacy, and more.

NIH NIDA—Drugs of Abuse

Web MD—Drug Abuse, Addiction and the Brain

 Most common drugs found in overdose deaths in 2016 (Centers of Disease Prevention and Control)

Rank Drug Number of Deaths Percent of Death
1 Fentanyl 18,335 28.8%
2 Heroin 15,961 25.1%
3 Cocaine 11,316 17.8%
4 Methamphetamine 6,762 10.6%
5 Alprazolam 6,209 9.8%
6 Oxycodone 6,199 9.7%
7 Morphine 5,014 7.9%
8 Methadone 3,493 5.5%
9 Hydrocodone 3,199 5.0%
10 Diazepam 2,022 3.2%

NIH—National Institute on Drug Abuse: NIDA InfoFacts: Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction

NIH-NIDA—Drug Use and Viral Infections
What’s the relationship between drug use and viral infections?

NIH  NIDA—Full survey of annual teen drug use now available with additional data

NIH NIDA—Nationwide Trends

NIH NIDA—Most Commonly Used Addictive Drugs

Mayo Clinic—Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse Disorder)

Video—NIH NIDA—Animated Infographic: Monitoring the Future 2017 Survey Results
Great animated video about results of a survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders about drug use.

Video—NIH NIDA—Shatter the Myths: Quick Facts
Video that provides stats and answers to teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs with scientific facts.