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Have You Seen Molly? Even if You Think So, You May Have Been Fooled

The NIDA Blog Team
May 13, 2015

When you buy drugs called Molly or MDMA, there is no way to know what you are actually getting. Drug dealers are salesmen, and it’s all branding. Read More »

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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 04, 2015

We still don’t know if e-cigarettes can hurt your lungs, but we do know that they deliver the same highly addictive nicotine as regular cigarettes. Read More »

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Web Robot Buys Drugs and Gets Busted

The NIDA Blog Team
April 27, 2015

When Swiss police heard about a shipment of drugs delivered in the mail, they found an unlikely recipient: a web robot. Read More »

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Drug Use and Violence: An Unhappy Relationship

The NIDA Blog Team
March 26, 2015

Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to experience dating violence, and that prescription drug use can contribute to the violence. More research is needed to learn how different drugs may make us more or less aggressive or more likely to be the victim of someone else who is using drugs or alcohol.  Read More »

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What Are Date Rape Drugs and How Do You Avoid Them?

The NIDA Blog Team
March 16, 2015

You may have been warned that sometimes people secretly slip drugs into other people’s drinks to take advantage of them sexually. These drugs are called “date rape drugs.” Read More »