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  • What is GHB?
    GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a depressant drug that is sometimes used in to perpetrate crimes, suc... Read More
    Last Updated: August 28, 2015

  • What are the penalties for the trafficking of illegal substances?
    Information on penalties associated with drug trafficking offenses in a specific state can be obtain... Read More
    Last Updated: October 29, 2016

  • What is the cost of drug abuse in the United States?
    Information showing the economic costs associated with the use of illegal substances can be found in... Read More
    Last Updated: August 9, 2017

  • What is methadone?
    Methadone is a synthetic opioid that blocks the effects of heroin and other prescription drugs conta... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Where can I locate information on drug-facilitated rape and sexual assault?
    Information about drug-facilitated rape and sexual assault can be found in the National Institute of... Read More
    Last Updated: March 23, 2012

  • Where can I find statistics on substance abuse by juveniles in the United States?
    Statistics on substance use by juveniles are available on the following sites: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More
    Last Updated: January 20, 2017

  • Where can I find statistics on marijuana use by juveniles in the United States?
    Statistics on marijuana use by juveniles are available on the following sites: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More
    Last Updated: January 20, 2017

  • Where can I find statistics on cocaine use by juveniles in the United States?
    Statistics on cocaine use by juveniles are available on the following sites: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More
    Last Updated: January 23, 2017

  • How many methamphetamine laboratories are seized nationwide?
    The number of methamphetamine laboratory incidents (includes lab seizures, dumpsites discovered, and... Read More
    Last Updated: April 14, 2015

  • Where can I learn more about preventing the use of synthetic drugs like "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana (also known as spice or K2)?
    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has created a kit for parents and adult influencers housing the tools... Read More
    Last Updated: January 26, 2015

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