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Be Aware for Your Brain: Drugs Change Critical Parts

Sara Bellum
February 28, 2013

There’s no better time than the upcoming Brain Awareness Week, from March 11‒17, to learn more about the most fascinating organ in your body. Read More »

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Perception of Risk: Fewer Teens Believe Marijuana Is Harmful

Sara Bellum
January 31, 2013

Knowing the health risks that come with using or abusing drugs convinces most teens (and adults) to stay away from them. But what if you don’t think certain drugs are unsafe? Read More »

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NIDA's Where Are They Now? Series: A Drive To Learn

Sara Bellum
November 29, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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NIDA's Where Are They Now Series? Turning Tragedy Into Inspiration

Sara Bellum
November 20, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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NIDA's Where Are They Now? Series: Finding a Good Support System

Sara Bellum
November 13, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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