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Real Teens Ask About Speedballs

Sara Bellum
June 26, 2013

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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Bath Salts: An Emerging Danger

Sara Bellum
February 05, 2013

Bath salts—the drug, not the perfumed crystals you put in bath water—showed up just a few years ago. Read More »

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Prescription Stimulants Affect People With ADHD Differently

Sara Bellum
November 01, 2012

There’ve been lots of headlines lately about the dangers of prescription drug abuse—like taking a friend’s. Read More »

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Take a Breath of Fresh...Energy?

Sara Bellum
September 05, 2012

Sound too good to be true? Well, it is, and it may not be too good for you, either. Read More »

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The Buzz on Caffeine

Sara Bellum
February 07, 2012

Do your parents or teachers start the day with a cup of coffee? There’s no question that coffee is a popular drink—the National Coffee Association estimates that Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee a day. Read More »

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