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Group of teens at a National Drug Facts Week event

National Drug Facts Week Starts Today!

Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director
January 28, 2013

This week begins NIDA’s annual National Drug Facts Week. Around the country, more than 500 schools and community groups will hold events to talk with teens about drugs—focusing on the facts. Read More »

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Teens explaining prescription drug abuse.

Youth-Led Efforts To Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International
January 24, 2013

Hello, again. In my last post, I wrote about the importance of teens realizing their potential as effective leaders. Today, I want to share with you how some teens are leading a movement to prevent prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Parents: Can They Deter Teens' Online Risky Behavior?

Benjamin Kornick, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner
January 17, 2013

In 5th grade, I was the victim of cyberbullying, when a classmate wrote hurtful instant messages about me. Shortly after, social networking became the rage, and sexting and cyberbullying became more prevalent. Read More »

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A man and a women presenting an award to a young man.

Optogenetics: An Enlightening Experience in High School Research

John Solder, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner
January 15, 2013

I remember my sophomore year in high school, feeling a life-changing moment of excitement when I read Dr. Read More »

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Teens standing in a circle around a board game.

Great Leaders: Not Just Historical Figures

Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International
January 08, 2013

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.” I know, I know—you’ve heard that before. However, I’m here to tell you that this statement is not entirely true. Today’s young people can be today’s leaders. Read More »

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