Fact Sheets

Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly referred to as LSD, or “acid,” is considered the best known and most researched psychedelic drug. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the most commonly-asked…
DPA advocates for sharing reliable, accurate information about commonly used drugs so we can promote public health and reduce the harms around drug use. This booklet, produced by our New Mexico office, is designed to…
Synthetic opioids refer to a category of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) that are either known to be opiates or have opiate-like effects. Fentanyl is perhaps the most well-known of the synthetic opioids, since…
Overdoses and other drug-related medical emergencies are far more common than most people think – but they don’t have to be lethal.  Learn the signs of what a drug overdose or medical emergency looks like for…
Recent research on opioid use in states with medical marijuana laws suggests that legal access to marijuana can lead to a decrease in prescription opioid use, as well as reductions in opioid-related harms, including…
Marijuana Facts is intended for people seeking answers to some of the most common questions about marijuana use, its effects, and the rapidly-shifting legal landscape. This booklet addresses 15 frequently-asked…
“Bath salts” and "flakka" are names for substances that fall within a broad category of drugs called “synthetic cathinones.” Synthetic cathinones are considered “euphoric stimulants,” meaning they have a short acting…
“Synthetic marijuana” is a common, but misleading, term that refers to a class of substances more accurately called cannabinoid receptor agonists or synthetic cannabinoids. These substances are generally more harmful…
Millions of people around the world are needlessly dying in pain because of an imbalanced approach to drug policy. Five-and-a-half billion people live in countries with inadequate access to medicines for pain relief.…
You know alcohol and other drugs are part of the music festival and concert scene – and you know that using them carries both pleasures and risks. We want people to have honest, non-judgmental information about drugs…