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Spice: "If You Use It, You're Experimenting on Yourself"

Sara Bellum
April 19, 2012

Ask NIDA scientist Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., what she wants to tell young people about the synthetic (manmade) marijuana called Spice, and she responds with passion. In a recent interview with SBB, Dr. Read More »


Medical Marijuana: It's Complicated

Sara Bellum
March 27, 2012

Doesn’t the term “medical marijuana” sound like an oxymoron? Read More »

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Twenty Years of Inhalant Abuse Awareness

Sara Bellum
March 22, 2012

March 18–24, 2012, marks the 20th observance of National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week. 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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Treating Addiction With Medication

Sara Bellum
January 31, 2012

Most people are familiar with taking prescription medications like antibiotics when they get sick. Some people also are prescribed medication to help with a problem like depression or ADHD. Read More »