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Using Drugs When Pregnant Harms the Baby

Sara Bellum
September 26, 2013

Did you know that using alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs during pregnancy can harm the mother and her baby? Everything a pregnant woman eats, drinks, or takes affects the baby. Using drugs can hurt the baby’s growth or even cause the baby to get sick. Read More »

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Sports Supplements: Not a Safe “Quick Fix”

Sara Bellum
September 24, 2013

When working out or playing sports, you may feel like you want to up your game. There are lots of sports products out there that claim to help you run faster, be stronger, or play longer—but be careful. Read More »

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Concert Goers Overdose on Molly

Sara Bellum
September 05, 2013

MDMA, or Molly, is suspected in the death [link removed, post does not exist anymore] of 2 people who attended Electric Zoo—a 3-day festival of dance music in New York. Four others were hospitalized. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

Sara Bellum
September 04, 2013

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

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Alcohol: The Friend Factor

Sara Bellum
August 28, 2013

There may be some truth to the saying “you are who you hang out with.” Researchers have discovered that teens whose best friends drink alcohol are twice as likely to try alcohol t Read More »

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