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Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help?

Sara Bellum
November 05, 2013

During NIDA’s 2013 Drug Facts Chat Day, several teens shared touching stories about friends who are struggling with drug abuse and asked how they can Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

Sara Bellum
September 04, 2013

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted their questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask About Speedballs

Sara Bellum
June 26, 2013

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: How Many Teens Use Drugs?

Sara Bellum
June 19, 2013

This post, which originally appeared on SBB in October 2009, answers one of the most common questions NIDA hears from teens. The stats here come from the 2012 Monitoring the Future study. Read More »

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Why Does Peer Pressure Influence Teens To Try Drugs?

Sara Bellum
May 08, 2012

During NIDA’s most recent Drug Facts Chat Day,“Kid” from Totino-Grace High School in Minnesota, asked: “Why is peer pressure such a huge factor in teens’ temptations [to experiment with] drugs and alc Read More »

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