These postcards, produced by NIDA beginning in 2005, focus on the dangers related to the abuse of specific types of drugs and the dangers of drug addiction in general. Each postcard is available below as a high-resolution JPG or PDF file.

AIDS and HIV
Photo of a group of people with some crossed out

AIDS & Drug Abuse

More than 41% of the Americans who died of AIDS in 2003 could trace their HIV to drug abuse or sex with a drug abuser. 

Learn the link between drug use and HIV

HIV and Drug Abuse

Help stop the deadly link between drug abuse and HIV by sending the text message "Learn the link: hiv.drugabuse.gov" to your friends and family. 

 

Club Drugs
Slang terms for club drugs including truck driver, co-pilot, Georgia home boy

Club Drugs

The words on the front of this card are street names for club drugs.

Drug Addiction
Learn about Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction

There's a lot to learn about drug abuse and addition, and it's free. 

 

Stairwell in run down building

Drug Addiction

Learn what you need to know about drug abuse and addiction. 

 

 

Inhalants
Inhalants affect your brain

Inhalants: Brain

Keep your body healthy. Don't use inhalants. 

 

Inhalants affect your heart

Inhalants: Heart

Keep your body healthy. Don't use inhalants. 

 

 

Methamphetamine
Fire is another term for methamphetamine

Methamphetamine

"Fire" can be another name for methamphetamine. 

 

Fire - a slang term for methamphetamine

Methamphetamine

"Fire" can be another name for methamphetamine. 

Methamphetamine slang - croak, crank. sketch

Methamphetamine

The words on the front of this card are other names for methamphetamine. 

Patient
Patient card - talk to your doctor about your drug use

Patient

Without the whole picture, you might not get the whole treatment. 

 

 

 

 

Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs

Prescription Drugs

Most patients take prescription medications responsibly, but the nonmedical use of prescription drugs like opioids, depressants, and stimulants can lead to abuse and addiction. 

Smoking
Image of hand holding a cigaretter

Smoking

Nicotine: An Addictive Drug 

 

 

 

Steroids
Runner and steroid use

Steroids

Steroids? Not in my game plan. Keep your body healthy. Don't use anabolic steroids. 

 

Image of man working out with steroid side effects listed

Steroids: Men

Pump iron, not risks. Don't use anabolic steroids. 

 

Woman working out with list of steroid effects

Steroids: Women

Pump iron, not risks. Don't use anabolic steroids. 

Stress
Brain illustration showing stress

Stress and Drug Abuse

Causes of stress can differ for each of us, and how a person responds to stress plays a key role in how stress can impact our bodies and our lives. 

 

 

Treatment
Illustration of prison cell with key in lock

Treatment

Treat drug abusers. Reduce crime. Save money. Save lives. 

 

 

 

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