Drugs of Abuse


Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse. Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide, is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. This comprehensive guide provides important information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts. Drugs of Abuse also offers a list of additional drug education and prevention resources, including the DEA websites www.DEA.gov  www.JustThinkTwice.com, aimed at teenagers; and the www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com, designed for parents, educators and caregivers.