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Molly, Spice, and Orange Crush: Slang for Dangerous Drugs

Sara Bellum
May 28, 2014

You overhear two girls talking about last night’s concert, when one says to the other “I can’t believe she took 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine!” Oh, wait. That would never happen, right? Probably because “Molly,” the nickname given to MDMA, sounds hip and harmless compared to its actual name—which sounds like what it is, a chemical that you shouldn’t put in your body... Read More »

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A New Look for NIDA for Teens

Sara Bellum
April 18, 2013

Facebook isn’t the only Web site that gets a makeover now and then. Read More »

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Get Involved and Help Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
January 03, 2013

It’s the final countdown to National Drug Facts Week—January 28 through February 3, 2013! Read More »

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NIDA Urged SADD Teens: "Choose Your Path" at National Conference

Sara Bellum
August 01, 2012

Last year: Chicago. This year: Los Angeles. Read More »

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington Members Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
February 09, 2012

NIDA scientists aren’t the only people on a mission to shatter the myths about drug abuse among youth. Read More »

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