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Drugs and Violence Go Hand-in-Hand

Sara Bellum
April 12, 2011

Mean Girls…or Violent Girls? A recent national survey (the National Survey on Drug Use and Health) found that more than one-quarter (26.7%) of girls age 12 to 17 reported engaging in some kind of violent behavior in the last year. Whaaat? Read More »

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National Inhalants and Poison Prevention Week – March 20-26, 2011

Sara Bellum
March 23, 2011

"Why does that guy keep breathing into that stupid paper bag?" "Did you see that kid back there? Looks kinda’ dazed." "Oh no, I think she’s passed out. Wait, is she still breathing?" Read More »

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Let Your Voice to Be Heard! Join the NIDA Teen Advisory Group!

Sara Bellum
February 23, 2011

In 2010, NIDA assembled its first Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to get authentic teen feedback on how to improve our Web sites and materials for teens. Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director
January 03, 2011

Hello! I am just back from speaking at a news conference about NIDA’s 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)—a big crowd of reporters showed up to hear the latest numbers with regard to teens and drug use. Read More »

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Are Video Games Addictive?

Ethan Guinn, 2008 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner
October 26, 2010

Guest Blogger, Ethan Guinn, a winner of NIDA’s Addiction Science Award, describes how his interest in science (and video games) has brought him lots of exciting changes and opportunities. Read More »

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