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When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

The NIDA Blog Team
June 29, 2015

American high school students today report having fewer friends than in the past—but they’re OK with that. Read More »

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Marijuana & Psychosis

The NIDA Blog Team
June 02, 2015

You may know that marijuana can pose risks for a person’s physical health. But for some people, it carries risks for their mental health, too. Read More »

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In Memoriam: Lost to Addiction and Mental Illness

The NIDA Blog Team
December 22, 2014

We’d like to remember the actors and musicians whom we lost in 2014 to drug addiction or related mental illness this past year. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

Eric Wargo, Ph.D.
December 04, 2014

The brain is a powerful instrument.  Meditation can help it do even more amazing things by sharpening and enhancing its powers. Read More »

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Getting Enough Sleep: The Impossible Dream?

Sara Bellum
May 09, 2013

Are you a “morning person”? If you’re a teen, the answer is probably no—but that doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It has to do with a brain hormone called melatonin. Read More »

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