NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Find NIDA for Teens on: NIDAnews on Twitter NIDANIH on YouTube Facebook NIDA-NIH on Flickr Sara Bellum Blog RSS
Five teens using social media

Teen Friendships Rely—but Don’t Depend—on Technology

The NIDA Blog Team
November 16, 2015

Technology isn't removing personal interaction from teens’ social lives; it's expanding the ways interaction can happen. Read More »

A teenage boy and girl using smartphones to send emails.

When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

Sara Bellum
June 29, 2015

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

Two teens looking at a smartphone.

InstaBuzzed: Celebrities, Drugs, and Social Media

The NIDA Blog Team
January 22, 2015

Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj have posted hundreds of pictures on Instagram with drugs and alcohol. With celebrities racking up millions of followers, it’s a bummer that some of them use their reach and power to promote their use of alcohol and drugs.  Read More »

National Drug Facts Week Logo

Thunderclap! Amplify Our Voices for National Drug Facts Week

Sara Bellum
January 27, 2014

Today is the first day of National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) 2014. This is the week when NIDA aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Communities across the country will host events throughout the week to educate teens about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

Gili Risak

Twitter and Teenagers: An Interview With Gili Rusak

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2013

Gili Rusak is a junior in high school. She won an Honorable Mention 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »