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Real Teens Ask: Which Drug Is Most Addictive?

Sara Bellum
August 11, 2010

On Drug Facts Chat Day, we get thousands of questions about drugs from high school students all over the country. Today, we’re taking one from Casa Grande Union High School in Arizona: Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help My Friend?

Sara Bellum
July 20, 2010

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At the last “Drug Facts Chat Day,” a teen from Lima Central Catholic High School in Lima, Ohio asked: Read More »

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Word of the Day: Euphoria

Sara Bellum
March 24, 2010

Euphoria: A feeling of well-being or elation. Read More »

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Eminem and Elton John

Sara Bellum
February 19, 2010

Musician Elton John recently said he’s been helping rapper pal Eminem work through his problems with substance abuse.  Read More »

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This picture is showing us an inside view of the brain from the top down. It compares healthy brain activity (left side, with all the red areas) with diminished brain activity in a drug user (right side).

Word of the Day: Disease

Sara Bellum
February 02, 2010

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word disease? You might think of cancer, diabetes, or epilepsy. But do you think of drug abuse? Probably not. But, for some people, drug abuse can lead to a disease called addiction. Read More »

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