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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.

Boy playing a game on his phone.

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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Got drugs signs

The American Medicine Chest Challenge is Here!

Sara Bellum
November 12, 2010

In September, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored the first ever “Take Back” campaign, asking people to bring all their old and unused prescription drugs to law enforcement sites all over the country. Read More »

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Music in a Drug Free State of Mind

Sara Bellum
November 10, 2010

SBB has the scoop on the lucky teens who have won the the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest---their prize includes a trip to Los Angeles to attend a GRAMMY rehearsal backstage! Read More »

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Teens shouting out

Help Shatter the Myths: What Will You Shoutout?

Sara Bellum
November 08, 2010

Today is the official start of National Drug Facts Week! Read More »

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Student looking at computer

First Get Drug Smart, Then Think Twice

Sara Bellum
November 02, 2010

The Shoutout is gathering volume and the message is coming through loud and clear: JUST THINK TWICE! Read More »

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Jae Sim dissects a leech in preparation of electrophysiology  study

We <3 Brains

Paul A. Cammer, Ph.D., Director Neuroscience Research Laboratory
October 28, 2010

What’s that purple goo coming out of that big slug’s rear end? Oww! That crayfish pinched me again! Read More »

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