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In-Depth Information On Drugs In Texas

Learn more about drugs impacting Texas communities, including the consequences of use, warning signs, trends in Texas, street names, and where to go for help. On each page you will find useful, drug-specific resources. You can view all of our resources, in English and Spanish, through the links above. And remember, just talking to teens about the dangers of drugs and alcohol can cut their chances of abuse by up to half.


Alcohol kills more teenagers than all other drugs combined, including marijuana, crack, heroin, meth, and ecstasy. Learn more »

Es: El alcohol »


Teen marijuana use has clear links to unhealthy and risky behaviors. It can also lead to stunted brain development and a potential IQ loss. Learn more »

Es: La mariguana »

Prescription Drugs

One out of 6 of Texas teens reports having misused or abused a prescription drug in the past year. Four out of 10 teens get them from home. Learn more »

Es: Los fármacos con receta »

Bath Salts

Bath salts are a blend of powdered chemicals sold in packages, intended for getting high. They are very dangerous and should not be confused with household products, like Epsom salt. Learn more »

Es: Las sales de baño »

Methamphetamine (Meth)

Meth is a highly addictive man-made stimulant. Side effects include brain damage, skin lacerations, rotten teeth, depression, and paranoia. Learn more »

Es: La metanfetamina »

Synthetic Marijuana, K2 / Spice

"Fake marijuana" products are a blend of plant material sprayed with chemicals. The ingredients vary wildly, as can the potency. Learn more »

Es: La mariguana sintética »