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When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

The NIDA Blog Team
June 29, 2015

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

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A Sober College Experience?

The NIDA Blog Team
April 16, 2015

It can be especially hard for those living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol to maintain their sobriety in college.  Supportive friends and recovery groups can help keep you out of trouble. Read More »

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Hazing and Alcohol: Time to Break With “Tradition”

The NIDA Blog Team
April 10, 2015

We all want to belong. But all too often, joining a club means going through an embarrassing and potentially dangerous initiation ritual—known as hazing.   Read More »

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6 Tactful Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure To Use Drugs and Alcohol

The NIDA Blog Team
March 09, 2015

Even when you are confident in your decision not to use drugs or alcohol, it can be hard when it’s your friend who is offering. Here are a few tips that may come in handy. Read More »

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Gymkana—An Awesome Way to Steer Clear of Drugs and Alcohol

The NIDA Blog Team
February 23, 2015

One of the best ways to escape the pressure to drink alcohol or take drugs is to hang out with people that don’t use them. If you think no one shares your desire to live a healthy life—think again. You just have to know where to look. Read More »

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