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Frequently Asked Questions About Inhalants

Learn about inhalant abuse, products used as inhalants, common signs and characteristics of an inhalant user, damage and long-term health effects, and more.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

This Web site teaches adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. Find facts on drugs, interactive games, blogs, videos, and real stories of what teens face when turning their lives around.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

Above the Influence

The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs, pills, and alcohol.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House

Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide for African Americans- (PDF)

Drug and alcohol use can lead to risky behaviors that can increase your exposure to HIV/AIDS. This brochure for African Americans discusses the issue of substance abuse and HIV.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a Meeting: Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) offers recovery to addicts around the world with a focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug. Find a meeting in your area.

Review Date: May 25, 2011

Narcotics Anonymous

Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, this document provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

This booklet offers parents scientific facts about the dangers of marijuana and tips on talking to their children about drug use.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

Mind Over Matter Teaching Guide and Series

This series is designed to encourage children in grades five through nine to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

PEERx: Rx Abuse Is Drug Abuse

Learn about prescription drug abuse and dangerous health consequences when used incorrectly or by someone other than for whom they were intended.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

Tips For Teens: The Truth About Steroids

Steroids are used to treat certain diseases, but some people use them to enhance muscle mass and athletic performance. This fact sheet focuses on teens and steroids, summarizing the side effects and risks associated with steroid use.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services