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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

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E-Cig Popularity on the Rise


Sara Bellum
July 09, 2014

As states continue to pass laws that restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this post from 2013 explores why they've become so popular with teens. Read More »

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Teens shouting out

Help Shatter the Myths: What Will You Shoutout?

Sara Bellum
November 08, 2010

Today is the official start of National Drug Facts Week! Read More »

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Student looking at computer

First Get Drug Smart, Then Think Twice

Sara Bellum
November 02, 2010

The Shoutout is gathering volume and the message is coming through loud and clear: JUST THINK TWICE! Read More »

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Jae Sim dissects a leech in preparation of electrophysiology  study

We <3 Brains

Paul A. Cammer, Ph.D., Director Neuroscience Research Laboratory
October 28, 2010

What’s that purple goo coming out of that big slug’s rear end? Oww! That crayfish pinched me again! Read More »

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Ethan Guinn at Lab

Are Video Games Addictive?

Ethan Guinn, 2008 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner
October 26, 2010

Guest Blogger, Ethan Guinn, a winner of NIDA’s Addiction Science Award, describes how his interest in science (and video games) has brought him lots of exciting changes and opportunities. Read More »

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The Price of Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 21, 2010

You’ve already heard plenty about what smoking can do to your looks and your life. Read More »

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