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Drug Facts Chat Day

Syringe full of Propofol.

Real Teens Ask: Is Propofol a Drug?

Sara Bellum
January 26, 2012

Since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, “propofol” has been mentioned often in the news. The substance was found to be the cause of his death and was the center of the highly publicized trial of his doctor. Read More »

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Bridge Painted for National Drug Facts Week

Teens Help Shatter the Myths About Drugs

Sara Bellum
December 01, 2011

In communities across the country, students, teachers, and parents joined forces in NIDA’s second annual National Drug Facts Week from October 31 to November 6, 2011. Read More »

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Teens looking at a computer

Using the Internet To Learn the Science About Drugs

Sara Bellum
November 03, 2011

The Internet is teeming with blogs about everything from food to shopping to high-tech gadgets. Anyone and everyone can start a blog, and while many bloggers try their hardest to get the facts right, mistakes do happen. Read More »

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Scientists on laptops

Ask the Experts: Today Is Drug Facts Chat Day

Sara Bellum
November 01, 2011

Today is NIDA’s fifth annual Drug Facts Chat Day. Read More »

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Teens talking about drugs

Real Teens Ask: Why Take Drugs?

Sara Bellum
September 30, 2011

During NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, young people asked a lot of great questions. One really basic question came from a student in Pennsylvania: Why do people take drugs? Read More »

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