What are the effects of drugs like marijuana or cocaine? Why are drugs so hard to quit? Does drug treatment work? Get the answers to these and other important questions on the new web site, “Easy-to-Read Drug Facts” created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) The text of this web site is aimed for a 4th–6th grade reading level.
This user-friendly resource allows visitors to:
- Learn the science behind how drugs affect bodies and brains.
- Hear audio versions of each page while seeing embedded highlighting of the words being read.
- View engaging videos about drug abuse and addiction, including: “Why Are Drugs So Hard to Quit?” and “Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs.”
“Easy-to-Read Drug Facts” is based on formative research about how adults with reading levels between fifth and eighth grade use web sites. The web site uses simple language, navigation, design, and features to address many of the common barriers to accessing information. It is an ideal resource for anyone interested in learning more about drug abuse.