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Stay Safe This Halloween


The NIDA Blog Team
October 30, 2014

Halloween is a time when there are lots of parties, so be smart. If you need a ride home, make sure the driver is sober. Read More »

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Girls and Boys Have Different Reasons for Prescription Drug Use

Sara Bellum
October 12, 2010

Recent research shows that American teen girls have caught up with boys in their rates of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, which hasn’t always been the case. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Psychoactive Drugs

Sara Bellum
October 07, 2010

Have you ever heard the term ”psychoactive drugs?” Drugs in this category act on the central nervous system and and alter its normal, everyday activity, causing changes in mood, awareness, and behavior. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Define Interesting

Sara Bellum
October 06, 2010

Ready for another question, SBB readers? Hope that’s a yes! We want to know what you think. And now for Question #7: Which of these topics interest you the most – personal stories, current events, celebrities, sports, relationships, technology, something else? Read More »

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Join the Great CyberShoutout to Kickoff National Drug Facts Week

Sara Bellum
October 05, 2010

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a 5-day event that features teen-led activities, a cool contest sponsored by the Grammy Awards, and chats to shatter the myths around drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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Celebs & Drugs: A Cycle of Arrests & Rehab

Sara Bellum
September 30, 2010

SBB was sad to see that celebrities Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan got arrested again for drug possession and drug use. Read More »

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