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NIDA Community Drug Alert Bulletin

Anabolic Steroid Alert - Since the 1950s, some athletes have taken anabolic steroids to build muscles and boost their athletic performance.

Club Drug Alert - A number of our Nation's best monitoring mechanisms are detecting alarming increases in the popularity of some very dangerous substances known collectively as "club drugs."

Hepatitis Alert - Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States. Approximately 4 million Americans have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Inhalants Alert - One of the most dangerous substances abused by children and teens are toxic substances collectively referred to as inhalants - breathable chemical vapors that produce mind-altering effects.

Methamphetamine Alert - A highly toxic and addictive drug called methamphetamine is now being used in many areas of the country.

Prescription Drug Alert - Prescription drug abuse is an emerging problem in our country, and one that is showing an increasing trend.

Stress Alert - Researchers have long recognized the strong correlation between stress and drug use, particularly relapse to drug use.

Information from NIDA's Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG), a network of epidemiologists and researchers from 21 U.S. metropolitan areas who monitor drug use trends.

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