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Gymkana members balancing on chairs.

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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Caffeine molecule.

Leave It to the Pros—Caffeine Is No Do-It-Yourself Project

The NIDA Blog Team
February 12, 2015

Last summer, FDA released a safety advisory about caffeine powders. Just 1 teaspoon of pure caffeine powder is equal to 25 cups of coffee—a deadly amount of coffee. Read More »

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“I Wish That I Could Be Like The Cool Kids.”

The NIDA Blog Team
January 12, 2015

If in 10 years you were to take a look back at the cool kids in your middle school— recent research suggests—they may not turn out like you’d expect. Read More »

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An infographic that says "3 out of 4 people use designated drivers."

Designated Drivers—You Are Not Alone

The NIDA Blog Team
January 08, 2015

Most people use designated drivers, but not everyone.  Help reduce drunk driving deaths with these tips. Read More »

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A man with big muscles holding performance-enhancing drug in his hand.

Crossing the Line: Athletes Risk Their Health When Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 11, 2014

Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage. Read More »

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