NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

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Video Game Addiction—Is it Real?


Sara Bellum
April 09, 2014

Doodle Jump. Candy Crush. FarmVille. Angry Birds. Cut the Rope. Fruit Ninja. Words With Friends. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask About Marijuana

Sara Bellum
April 23, 2010

In a recent Drug Facts Chat Day, Jiacalone_01 from Cashmere High School in Washington asked: What percentage of 9th graders smoke marijuana? Read More »

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“Blending” Research and Real Life

Sara Bellum
April 21, 2010

In April NIDA is having its “Blending” conference. No, this is not a conference about smoothies…So what does “Blending” mean to NIDA? Read More »

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Word of the Day: Neuroscience

Sara Bellum
April 15, 2010

Your school probably has science classes like biology and chemistry and maybe even ecology, but does it offer a class specifically on neuroscience? Read More »

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Throw a Party!

Sara Bellum
April 13, 2010

An alcohol-free party, that is. Every April—which is Alcohol Awareness Month—people take a moment to learn about the dangers of abusing alcohol. For those under 21, taking even one drink is illegal—never mind unhealthy. Read More »

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The Healthiest Nation in One Generation?

Sara Bellum
April 05, 2010

Today kicks off National Public Health Week, April 5–11, 2010. This means that governments, businesses, schools, and community organizations across the county will be promoting lifestyles and policies that support and improve people's health. Read More »

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