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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

The NIDA Blog Team
April 11, 2016

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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Teens and E-cigarettes

How Many Teens Use E-cigarettes?

The NIDA Blog Team
March 08, 2016

Check out these infographics for the answer, plus more facts on teens and e-cigs. Read More »

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Alcohol and Drug Use in College-Aged Young Adults: 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey Results

The NIDA Blog Team
February 22, 2016

Want a quick look at the latest numbers on college-aged young adults’ use of alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and stimulants? Check out the infographics below. They show the results from the most recent Monitoring the Future national survey on substance use in this age group. 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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Monitoring the Future 2014: Teen Drug Use

Teen Drug Use—2014 Statistics Animated

The NIDA Blog Team
January 27, 2015

NIDA's new animated infographic features data from the 2014 Monitoring the Future teen drug use survey. With this information you see where we’ve made progress in reducing the number of teens that use drugs and where we still have work to do.  Read More »

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