Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.
- Club Drugs
- LSD (Acid)
- MDMA (Ecstasy)
- Prescription Drugs
- Steroids (Anabolic)
- Tobacco Addiction (Nicotine)
For an overview of all of these drugs, see Commonly Abused Drugs.
Get more information on K2/Spice, Salvia and Bath Salts. NIDA will update this page with the latest research findings on these and other emerging drugs as they develop.
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