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Girl pulled over in her car by the police.

A Breath Test for Marijuana Is Around the Corner


The NIDA Blog Team
October 20, 2014

Police need an easy test to check if people are driving under the influence of marijuana, like they have for alcohol. Unfortunately, there isn’t one—yet. Read More »

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Prescription drug abuse among teen girls

Rx Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
November 24, 2009

Have you ever wondered about whether medications prescribed by a doctor could actually be dangerous? Or whether giving a friend a prescription pill you take for ADHD could be bad for them? Read More »

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Three girls standing together smiling.

About HIV/AIDS: Inform Yourself to Protect Yourself

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2009

When someone mentions "HIV/AIDS" what is the first thing that comes to mind? —Something you learned about in health class? —Or saw on TV? —Or recall a friend who recently got tested for HIV? —Or a celebrity who raises awareness about HIV/AIDS around the world? Read More »

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NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow, participates in CHAT DAY ’09; Image Courtesy of Chris Phillips, ICF Macro

NIDA's Chat Day, More Questions on Marijuana

Sara Bellum
November 17, 2009

NIDA's annual DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY, held November 10, was a huge success. The computer-filled room where it happened vibrated with excitement, as more than 40 NIDA scientists eagerly tried to answer as many questions as they could. And questions they got. Read More »

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The SBB wants your feedback; Image Courtesy of Lesley Mitchell

Let's Talk: SBB Wants Your Feedback

Sara Bellum
November 12, 2009

Good news SBB readers, each week more and more of you are visiting the blog. Because more of you are tuning in, we want to make sure we provide you with the most interesting and helpful information. Read More »

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NIDA scientists and science writers answering high school students’ questions about drugs

What Are Teens Asking About Drugs?

Sara Bellum
November 10, 2009

November 10th is NIDA's annual DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY! In case you haven't heard of it—more than 40 NIDA scientists and science writers sit down at computers and answer questions sent in live from high school students from all over the country. Read More »

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