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Love and Drugs and Violence

The NIDA Blog Team
February 16, 2016

There is a connection between people in abusive dating relationships and drugs and alcohol. Read More »

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A person using a syringe to inject a substance into a football.

How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

The NIDA Blog Team
February 01, 2016

Behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, a different competition is going on: the National Football League (NFL) vs. drug use. Read More »

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A woman and man talking on the CW's show The 100.

Addiction in Fiction: Lincoln Faces Addiction in CW’s TV Show The 100

The NIDA Blog Team
January 20, 2016

Fictional characters are sometimes depicted dealing with issues of drug use and addiction. How accurate are their experiences? Read More »

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The silhouette of a boy's head with names of drugs in the background and the words "Monitoring the Future 2015, teen drug use."

Teens Continue To Be Awesome: Fewer and Fewer Teens are Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 16, 2015

Most substance use among teens is dropping; much of it reached the lowest levels since the Monitoring the Future survey began more than 40 years ago. Read More »

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Bilingual Brains Are Buff

The NIDA Blog Team
December 07, 2015

You can help keep your brain in peak condition by learning a second language. Read More »

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