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Peering Into the Teen Brain: What Does Risky Behavior Look Like?

The NIDA Blog Team
January 05, 2016

Researchers are getting closer to understanding one important factor behind the risky choices of teens who use drugs. It has to do with the brain. Read More »

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Nora Volkow and Charles O'Keefe present an award in an envelope to Kashfia Nehrin Rahman.

Teens and “Nomophobia”: Cell Phone Separation Anxiety

The NIDA Blog Team
December 09, 2015

Do you get stressed when you can’t check your texts? One teen set out to discover how cell phone separation anxiety affects teens. Read More »

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Seated student with "Hello" overhead, translated into several languages

Bilingual Brains Are Buff

The NIDA Blog Team
December 07, 2015

You can help keep your brain in peak condition by learning a second language. Read More »

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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 »

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Not So Sweet: Bees May Be ‘Addicted’ to Harmful Pesticides

The NIDA Blog Team
October 14, 2015

Believe it or not, the bee crisis—and possible solutions to it—may be closely connected to the subject of drugs. Read More »

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