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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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Michael Jackson: News We'd Rather Not Have

Sara Bellum
July 14, 2009

After the news hit about the death of Michael Jackson and all the speculation about his possible prescription drug use, the NIDA press office phones rang off the hook. Why? News reporters wanted information on prescription drug misuse and abuse. Read More »

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Dating is hard enough already--why make it harder?

Sara Bellum
July 08, 2009

Never underestimate the power of a bright white smile. NIDA’s 2008 Monitoring the Future Survey found that the vast majority of teens—75% of high school seniors—would “prefer to date people who don’t smoke.” Read More »

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Binge Drinking Matters--To Your Brain

Sara Bellum
July 08, 2009

I'm sure you've heard that abusing alcohol hurts your health. But how many years of drinking do you think it takes to visibly affect your brain? Ten years? Twenty? Read More »

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The NIDA Blog Team
January 10, 2005

Show your support for educating youth about the science behind drug abuse. Follow the instructions below to add one of the Drugs & Health Web badges to your Web site or blog.   Read More »

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