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Drug Facts Chat Day

A roomful of experts from NIDA and other government health institutes answering questions from teens about drug via computers.

Reflecting on Drug Facts Chat Day

Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer
March 02, 2015

Marijuana and peer pressure were two of the most popular themes during Drug Facts Chat Day—NIDA's  the main opportunity to communicate directly with young people.   Read More »

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Shattering Drug Myths During National Drug Facts Week (NDFW)

The NIDA Blog Team
January 26, 2015

This year, with over 1,000 NDFW events in every state, more teens than ever before will have a chance to learn something that may change the course of their lives.  Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

Sara Bellum
July 16, 2014

Learn more about the different types of opioids in this updated post from 2013. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Sara Bellum
July 02, 2014

Does someone in your family abuse drugs? Learn more about how DNA can influence a person’s chances of becoming addicted to drugs in this updated post from 2011. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: How Many Teens Use Drugs?

Sara Bellum
June 19, 2013

This post, which originally appeared on SBB in October 2009, answers one of the most common questions NIDA hears from teens. The stats here come from the 2012 Monitoring the Future study. Read More »

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