Drug Facts

Get plain and simple facts about drugs and addiction.


Cannabis (Marijuana) DrugFacts

A plain-language summary about cannabis, how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options for misuse.

Is marijuana safe and effective as medicine?

The potential medicinal properties of marijuana and its constituents have been the subject of intense research and debate for decades. THC itself has proven medicinal benefits in certain formulations. The US Food and Drug Administration...

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products DrugFacts

Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use...

Cannabis (Marijuana) Concentrates DrugFacts

A summary about cannabis concentrates, how they are made, how they are used, and the health effects.

Vaping Devices (Electronic Cigarettes) DrugFacts

A plain-language research summary that describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to traditional cigarettes, and if they can help with smoking cessation.

Genetics and Epigenetics of Addiction DrugFacts

Explores the role of genetics and epigenetics in the development and treatment of drug abuse and addiction.

Anabolic Steroids Drug Facts

Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects on the brain and mental health, and its addictive potential.