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Monitoring the Future 2014: Teen Drug Use

Teen Drug Use—2014 Statistics Animated

The NIDA Blog Team
January 27, 2015

NIDA's new animated infographic features data from the 2014 Monitoring the Future teen drug use survey. With this information you see where we’ve made progress in reducing the number of teens that use drugs and where we still have work to do.  Read More »

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Shattering Drug Myths During National Drug Facts Week (NDFW)

The NIDA Blog Team
January 26, 2015

This year, with over 1,000 NDFW events in every state, more teens than ever before will have a chance to learn something that may change the course of their lives.  Read More »

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InstaBuzzed: Celebrities, Drugs, and Social Media

The NIDA Blog Team
January 22, 2015

Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Rihanna, and Nicky Minaj have posted hundreds of pictures on Instagram with drugs and alcohol. With celebrities racking up millions of followers, it’s a bummer that some of them use their reach and power to promote their use of alcohol and drugs.  Read More »

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Brain scan illuminating an injured part of the brain.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Drug Use—A Closer Look

The NIDA Blog Team
January 15, 2015

A study reports that those who suffered a TBI before age 5 or between 16 and 25 have an increased risk for dependence on alcohol and drugs. Read More »

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Two teen girls being goofy.

“I Wish That I Could Be Like The Cool Kids.”

The NIDA Blog Team
January 12, 2015

If in 10 years you were to take a look back at the cool kids in your middle school— recent research suggests—they may not turn out like you’d expect. Read More »

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