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French fries

Addicted to French Fries: Is Food a Drug?

Sara Bellum
April 03, 2012

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three kids and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. Read More »

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CSI Web Adventures

Solve a Murder Mystery: NIDA Sponsors New "CSI Web Adventures"

Sara Bellum
March 29, 2012

Fans of the hit TV show “Crime Scene Investigation: CSI” and would-be forensic investigators can test their skills at solving a murder mystery involving prescription drug abuse, thanks to Rice University's popular online game series, “CSI: Web Adventures,” Read More »

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Medical Marijuana: It's Complicated

Sara Bellum
March 27, 2012

Doesn’t the term “medical marijuana” sound like an oxymoron? Read More »

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Spray can

Twenty Years of Inhalant Abuse Awareness

Sara Bellum
March 22, 2012

March 18–24, 2012, marks the 20th observance of National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week. Read More »

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The Cigar Trap

Mini Cigars: The Facts Behind the Flavors

Sara Bellum
March 20, 2012

When you hear that something comes in strawberry, ice cream, chocolate, peach, or grape flavors, your first thoughts may be: ice cream, candy, or something made for kids. After all, manufacturers of kids’ toothpastes, medicines, and vitamins add fun flavors to make their products more appealing. Read More »

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