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Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling—UPDATE

The NIDA Blog Team
September 18, 2014

In just one year there has been an increase of over 3,000 deaths from drug overdose—nearly 8%—between 2010 and 2011. More than half of those deaths (55%) are related to prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Making Medicine From Marijuana

The NIDA Blog Team
September 15, 2014

Scientists are busy trying to figure out which chemicals in marijuana really are useful in treating health problems and then finding ways to deliver them safely and effectively to patients to treat their conditions.  Read More »

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Drugged Driving—A New Twist on a Deadly Decision

The NIDA Blog Team
September 10, 2014

Drugged driving is a major problem. A recent study found that more high school seniors and college students that drove impaired or with an impaired driver were under the influence of marijuana, not alcohol. Read More »

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What’s Wrong With “Medical Marijuana”?

The NIDA Blog Team
September 08, 2014

There are over 500 different chemicals in marijuana, in combinations that vary widely between different strains and even from plant to plant. This causes serious problems trying to use the whole marijuana leaf, or crude extracts like hash oil, as medicine. Read More »

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About Drugs & Health: NIDA's Blog for Teens

The NIDA Blog Team
September 03, 2014

Here at NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. We have thousands of researchers around the world who study drug addiction and come up with ways to help people recover and live healthy lives Read More »

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