Revised December 2012
NIDA scientists research the drug abuse consequences and health effects of the abuse of a wide range of drugs. The following are easy to read comparisons of the different types of commonly abused drugs and associated health effects.
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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As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.