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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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Calendar marking when someone is going to quit smoking

The Ability To Quit: Written in Your Genes?

Sara Bellum
April 16, 2013

The relationship between genes and addiction is complex. Read More »

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Grant speaking at the TED Talks

Finding Your Voice: Using Creativity for Positive Change

Sara Bellum
April 04, 2013

In 2011, at age 14, Grant Davis was recognized by NIDA and the GRAMMY Foundation for his song, “Just a Child,” a tribute to his older sister Kelly, who struggled with addiction. Read More »

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