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Wired to Win? Drug Testing Comes to eSports

The NIDA Blog Team
November 18, 2015

Like the big leagues in traditional sports, electronic sports are facing their own drug scandal, as some “e-athletes” turn to chemicals for an extra edge in performance.  Read More »

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Can a Pill Improve Your Grades?

Sara Bellum
February 06, 2014

Some people think taking prescription stimulants can mean more As on their report cards. Read More »

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Perception of Risk: Fewer Teens Believe Marijuana Is Harmful

Sara Bellum
January 31, 2013

Knowing the health risks that come with using or abusing drugs convinces most teens (and adults) to stay away from them. But what if you don’t think certain drugs are unsafe? Read More »

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Prescription Stimulants Affect People With ADHD Differently

Sara Bellum
November 01, 2012

There’ve been lots of headlines lately about the dangers of prescription drug abuse—like taking a friend’s. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What are stimulants?

Sara Bellum
August 31, 2010

In a recent Drug Facts Chat Day, freeman-jones of Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, Maryland asked: Can taking Ritalin help you if you have not been prescribed Ritalin? Read More »