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Healthy Choices

Teens talking in front of a computer

Let's Talk: Where do you find science-based health information?

Sara Bellum
October 25, 2011

Many U.S. Government agencies have Web sites to share information and resources with the public. Some help you find services you need—for instance, the Motor Vehicle Administration in your state helps you understand how to get your driver’s license. Read More »

Teens running

Don't Stress about Stress

Sara Bellum
October 06, 2011

Everyone has stress in their lives, whether it’s from school, family, friends, or work. Everyone deals with stress differently. Some deal with it in healthy ways, while others turn to drugs, choosing not to confront their issues head on. Read More »

Teens being social

Real Teens Ask: Drugs and Socializing

Sara Bellum
September 01, 2011

Being a teen is tricky, and sometimes we all wish for a quick fix when we’re feeling awkward or out of place. At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a middle school student in Maryland: Read More »

Feet on scale

Cigarettes Versus the Scale

Sara Bellum
August 30, 2011

Have you ever heard friends say they’d like to quit smoking, but they are afraid they’ll gain weight if they stop? Read More »

Setting Goals

Let's Talk: Setting Goals

Sara Bellum
June 22, 2011

When someone talks about setting goals, how do you respond? Do you roll your eyes because it sounds lame or maybe stresses you out? Are you a planner who likes to make lists? Talking about goals and thinking about how to achieve them may seem boring when you’d rather live in the moment. Read More »