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K2 – Spice

What is synthetic marijuana? K2 or Spice is a mixture of herbs, spices or shredded plant material that is typically sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. What does it look like? K2 …

Don’t Give Up On Your Power as a Parent

Feel like there’s little you can do to change your teen’s behavior? Here are 6 research-supported parenting practices to set you on the right path. Download > …

Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs

How many teens are abusing prescription drugs — and why? And what can parents do to prevent this risky behavior? Find answers to these questions and more in this fact sheet. Download Fact Sheet (pdf)> …

National Sponsors & Supporters

Sponsors The Daniels Fund The Cebrin Goodman Center Bodman Foundation Abbott Laboratories Supporters: Endo Pharmaceuticals Cephalon Inc. Purdue Pharma, L.P. Visit Our Partners › …

Tobacco

What is Tobacco? Tobacco is an agricultural crop. What does it look like? Brown cut up leaves. How is it used? Tobacco is usually smoked. Sometimes tobacco leaves are “dipped” or “chewed” so the nicotine is absorbed via the gums. …

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Steroids

What do they look like? Steroids come in tablets or liquid form. How is it used? Anabolic steroids are taken orally or injected, and athletes and other abusers take them typically in cycles of weeks or months, rather than continuously, …

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Salvia divinorum

What is Salvia divinorum? Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive mint, used in traditional spiritual practices by the Mazatec people of Mexico and is legal in both Mexico and the United States. However, three states have banned the leafy green, making …

Rohypnol

What is Rohypnol? Rohypnol is the brand name for a drug called Flunitrazepam, which is a powerful sedative that depresses the central nervous system. Rohypnol is not legally available for prescription in the United States, but is legal in 60 …

Ritalin

What is Ritalin? Ritalin, the trade name for methylphenidate, is a medication prescribed for children with an abnormally high level of activity or with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is also occasionally prescribed for treating narcolepsy. It stimulates the central …

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