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Meth Mouth and Crank Bugs: Meth-a-morphosis

Sara Bellum
July 31, 2013

Few SBB posts have gotten as many grossed-out reactions from readers as this one from January 2010—check out what meth does to your body and let us know in comments what you think. Read More »

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Justin Bieber

Sizzurp: It’s Not Cool

Sara Bellum
June 13, 2013

In recent months, gossip magazines have reported on Justin Bieber’s erratic behavior, such as wearing a gas mask, fainting at a London concert, and traveling with a mo Read More »

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Alcohol Dangers Go Beyond Drunk Driving

Sara Bellum
May 16, 2013

You’ve probably heard how deadly it is to drink and drive—or to get in the car with someone else who has been drinking. But the dangers of alcohol go beyond drunk driving. Read More »

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Two girls sitting on bench, one is smoking

Secondhand Smoke: You’re Exposed to More Than You Think

Sara Bellum
April 23, 2013

Many of us don’t realize how much secondhand smoke we inhale each day. We tend to forget about the person smoking outside a restaurant or sitting on a park bench. People’s smoking in the apartment next door affects us as well. Read More »

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Marijuana in a greenhouse

Can It Be Bad If It’s Natural?

Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer
March 26, 2013

“Marijuana is natural, so how can it be harmful?” Lots of teens ask us this question, and it’s a good one—a great question, in fact. Read More »

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