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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

The NIDA Blog Team
April 11, 2016

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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An illustration of a brain

Addiction Is a Disease

The NIDA Blog Team
March 29, 2016

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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A brain

Their Work Really Is Brain Science

The NIDA Blog Team
March 14, 2016

A lot of what we know about drugs comes from studies of how they interact with the human brain. Read More »

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Images of the brains with areas of activity colored.

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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