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Woman saying no to tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: Banning Tobacco Promotion

Sara Bellum
May 30, 2013

Worldwide, nearly 6 million people die each year because of tobacco use. That’s enough to fill about 60 average football stadiums. Read More »

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Young women with words "To live naturally high" written next to her

Music and a Positive Lifestyle: One Teen’s “Natural High”

Sara Bellum
May 07, 2013

What is Allura Garis’ Natural High? Music. Why? She enjoys how music brings people together. She also loves the passion that her favorite musicians bring to their performances. Read More »

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Underage girl drinking alcohol with adults

If You’re Under Age 21, Drinking Is Always Illegal

Sara Bellum
May 02, 2013

You’re going to an after-prom party, and your parents ask if the host’s parents will be there. You may say, “yes,” and it may be true, but you also secretly may know that they will allow underage guests to drink alcohol. You think this is okay, because, after all, an adult is there. Read More »

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Young man trying to help friend who is passed out from alcohol

Some Consequences Last Forever: Alcohol Awareness Month

Sara Bellum
April 25, 2013

In the past 5 years, Danny McCoy has told this story to thousands of teens: When he was 19 years old, he drove home from a fraternity party after a night of drinking. He fell asleep for only a few seconds. Read More »

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New arrival written in chalkboard

A New Look for NIDA for Teens

Sara Bellum
April 18, 2013

Facebook isn’t the only Web site that gets a makeover now and then. Read More »

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