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Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

Sara Bellum
February 28, 2012

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

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Blast from the Past: "Just Say No"

Sara Bellum
August 24, 2011

In 1982, then-First Lady Nancy Reagan launched an anti-drug campaign famously known as “Just say no.” While many people—including public health experts—believed the message was an important one to get out to teens, others thought it was way too simplistic and would not appeal to them. Read More »

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Taking Care of Business in Wyoming

Sara Bellum
August 16, 2010

It’s hard to keep good news a secret. Some organizations think they can work “hush-hush” without us noticing, but at NIDA, we’re always on the lookout for people and places that are doing a new thing. Read More »

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NIDA Town Hall Meeting Summary

NIDA's Virtual Town Hall

Sara Bellum
December 17, 2009

NIDA’s first-ever Virtual Town Hall on Prevention is now online! What’s a Virtual Town Hall? Read More »

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