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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.

A collection of growing khat shrubs.

Let’s Talk About Khat


Sara Bellum
April 23, 2014

Never heard of khat (pronounced “cot”)? That’s okay—not many people in the United States use it (its use isn’t measured, so we don’t know the exact numbers). Read More »

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Teens at a game show.

NDFW Wrap Up

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2010

First off, big thanks to teens and adults everywhere who took the time during NIDA’s first-ever National Drug Facts Week to learn new facts about drug abuse. After a week full of activities around the country, what can teens take away? Read More »

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CyberShoutout 2010

Sara Bellum
November 15, 2010

The bloggers below showed their support for NIDA’s 2010 CyberShoutout, the kick-off to National Drug Facts Week. Thanks, everybody! 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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