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Setting Goals

Let's Talk: Setting Goals

Sara Bellum
June 22, 2011

When someone talks about setting goals, how do you respond? Do you roll your eyes because it sounds lame or maybe stresses you out? Are you a planner who likes to make lists? Talking about goals and thinking about how to achieve them may seem boring when you’d rather live in the moment. Read More »

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Scratching teen

Real Teens Ask about Effects of Heroin

Sara Bellum
June 17, 2011

At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a high school student: ”Why do people scratch a lot when they are high on heroin?" Read More »

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Photo of a young man diagramming the effects of tobacco on the body.

With Announcement on Giving Up "Dip," Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg's Pitches Hit Home

Sara Bellum
June 14, 2011

After major league Hall of Famer Tony Gwynne of the San Diego Padres was diagnosed with parotid cancer, or cancer of the salivary gland, Washington Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg announced his decision to give up smokeless tobacco, Read More »

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How YOU Can Help

Let's Talk: How YOU Can Help

Sara Bellum
June 09, 2011

Here’s a tough one: what can you do if someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol? You want to help. But how do you know the best thing to say or the best time to say it? Read More »

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Download the Message

Sara Bellum
June 07, 2011

Did you know the prescription drug abuse problem in America has reached what the White House calls “epidemic proportions?” To help teens understand what prescription drug abuse can do to the brain and body, NIDA has created a PEERx Web site containin Read More »

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