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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 »


Celebs & Drugs: A Cycle of Arrests & Rehab

Sara Bellum
September 30, 2010

SBB was sad to see that celebrities Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan got arrested again for drug possession and drug use. Read More »

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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 »