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Teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the Germantown, MD, branch

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington Members Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
February 09, 2012

NIDA scientists aren’t the only people on a mission to shatter the myths about drug abuse among youth. Read More »

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Pop Positivity, Not Pills

Let's Talk: Which Feature of the PEERx Web Site Do You Like Best?

Sara Bellum
December 20, 2011

There are lots of really cool features on the newly updated PEERx Web site. Have you seen them? Check them out here. Read More »

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PEERx on YouTube

Choose Your Path: "The Big Test"

Sara Bellum
December 14, 2011

Imagine that you have a big test tomorrow and you haven’t finished studying. You feel unprepared and stressed out, but the last thing you want to do is open that book. What do you do? Cram all night? Schedule a last-minute study group with friends? Don’t study and take your chances? Read More »

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PEERx Web page that lists activities

Be a Leader in Your School or Community Center

Sara Bellum
December 06, 2011

As good as they are, it’s gotta get old, all these messages about “don’t do drugs” and live a healthy lifestyle, so NIDA has decided to take a fresh approach to allow teens to work directly with their peers and friends to plan community events around prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Prescription drugs on television

Prescription Drugs on TV

Sara Bellum
October 18, 2011

You’ve probably seen television commercials advertising prescription drugs for any number of things—from fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-al-ja) to depression. Read More »

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