NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Find NIDA for Teens on: NIDAnews on Twitter NIDANIH on YouTube Facebook NIDA-NIH on Flickr Sara Bellum Blog RSS

Drugs & Health Blog

Monitoring the Future Logo.

Keep Up the Good Work: Teens are Drinking Less, Smoking Less, and Using Fewer Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 16, 2014

For several years straight, teens have been drinking less alcohol, smoking fewer cigarettes, and, with a few exceptions, using fewer illicit drugs. 2014 continued that trend. Read More »

0 Comments
A man with big muscles holding performance-enhancing drug in his hand.

Crossing the Line: Athletes Risk Their Health When Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 11, 2014

Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage. Read More »

1 Comment
Vine and NIDA logos.

NIDA’s on VINE!

The NIDA Blog Team
December 08, 2014

We’re kicking off our new vine videos with our much anticipated results of our Monitoring the Future survey. Read More »

1 Comment
A girl meditating.

The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

Eric Wargo, Ph.D.
December 04, 2014

The brain is a powerful instrument.  Meditation can help it do even more amazing things by sharpening and enhancing its powers. Read More »

0 Comments
A marijuana leaf.

Marijuana Use Can Lower Your Grades

The NIDA Blog Team
December 01, 2014

Studies show that marijuana interferes with attention, motivation, memory, and learning. Read More »

26 Comments

Pages