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A young man sitting by a computer looking sad.

A Lifeline in the Sea of Sorrow: Where to Get Help When You Need It

The NIDA Blog Team
September 14, 2015

Sometimes, people don’t need just information, they need help. Here’s how to reach out when you need to talk to someone. Read More »

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Talking About Hard Stuff With Your Doctor

Jack Maypole, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, South End Community Health Center
September 19, 2013

By Jack Maypole, M.D., Director, Comprehensive Care Program, Boston Medical Center. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Read More »

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What’s Dinner Got To Do With It?

Sara Bellum
September 12, 2013

How often does your family sit down to eat a meal together? Every day? A few times a month? Never? It turns out that teens in families that often enjoy a meal together are more likely to share stories about their days—and stay away from drugs. Read More »

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Summer Music Festivals: More About Partying Than Music?

Sara Bellum
July 09, 2013

Summer music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, or Country USA offer a great chance to hear live music, hang out with friends, and enjoy a fun scene. Outdoor festivals draw thousands of people from across the country for multiday events featuring dozens of shows. Read More »

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Summertime: Fun and Healthy Ways To Keep Busy

Sara Bellum
June 11, 2013

What are your summer plans? This post from June 2012 has some great ideas to help you pass the time. School’s out! It’s time for ice cream, BBQs, and lazy days at the pool. And then? Read More »