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Real Teens Ask: What Are Opioids?

Sara Bellum
June 07, 2010

Teens have a lot of questions about drugs, which is why NIDA holds an annual Drug Facts Chat Day to explain the science behind drug abuse. Read More »

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NIDA News: Back to the Future?

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA
December 14, 2009

It's that time of year again-time to announce the results of NIDA's annual Monitoring the Future survey. For the 34th year, researchers went into classrooms all over the country and asked young people to fill out surveys about their drug use. Read More »

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Prescription drug abuse among teen girls

Rx Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
November 24, 2009

Have you ever wondered about whether medications prescribed by a doctor could actually be dangerous? Or whether giving a friend a prescription pill you take for ADHD could be bad for them? Read More »

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Life is Complicated Enough: Why Add Prescription Drugs to the Mix?

Anna
September 02, 2009

As a public health analyst at NIDA, one of my jobs is to look at data and help get information out to the public. When I heard that about 1 in 10 high school seniors had used the pain medicine Vicodin last year without a prescription, I knew there was a problem. Read More »

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