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Teen Friendships Rely—but Don’t Depend—on Technology

The NIDA Blog Team
November 16, 2015

Technology isn't removing personal interaction from teens’ social lives; it's expanding the ways interaction can happen. Read More »

A baseball glove, baseball, and canister of tobacco.

Can World Series Baseball Knock Chewing Tobacco out of the Park?

The NIDA Blog Team
October 30, 2015

Chewing tobacco has been a tradition in professional baseball for decades, but it can be every bit as dangerous as smoking tobacco. Read More »

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A young man sitting by a computer looking sad.

A Lifeline in the Sea of Sorrow: Where to Get Help When You Need It

The NIDA Blog Team
September 14, 2015

Sometimes, people don’t need just information, they need help. Here’s how to reach out when you need to talk to someone. Read More »

Two people carrying an injured football player on a stretcher.

Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

The NIDA Blog Team
September 09, 2015

Some people say it’s time to let athletes use marijuana to treat pain from the injuries professional sports can inflict. Read More »

A teenage boy and girl using smartphones to send emails.

When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

Sara Bellum
June 29, 2015

American high school students today report having fewer friends than in the past—but they’re OK with that. Read More »