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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 »

Screen Capture from Mouse Party Activity on Learn.Genetics Website.

Check This Out! Learn.Genetics: Addiction Science Learning Tools

The NIDA Blog Team
January 05, 2015

Learn.Genetics breaks down the science of addiction in a way that is not just totally cool, but educational. Read More »

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Keep Up the Good Work: Teens Are Drinking Less, Smoking Less, and Using Fewer Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 16, 2014

For several years straight, teens have been drinking less alcohol, smoking fewer cigarettes, and, with a few exceptions, using fewer illicit drugs. 2014 continued that trend. Read More »

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The NIDA Blog Team
December 08, 2014

We’re kicking off our new vine videos with our much anticipated results of our Monitoring the Future survey. Read More »

2014 Intel Addiction Science winners visit NIDA (from left to right): Carol Krause, NIDA Public Information and Liaison Branch Chief; Dr. William Dewey, Chair, Friends of NIDA; Aakash Jain; Lily Wei Lee; Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director; Alexandra Ulmer; Sarayu Caulfield; Dr. Sheri Grabus, NIDA Press Officer.

Award-Winning Teens Hope To Improve Lives Through Research

The NIDA Blog Team
October 09, 2014

NIDA’s 2014 Addiction Science Award winners tackled emerging topics in addiction science and impressed the judges with their desire to help improve lives. Read More »