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Real Teens Ask: Drugs and Socializing

Sara Bellum
September 01, 2011

Being a teen is tricky, and sometimes we all wish for a quick fix when we’re feeling awkward or out of place. At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a middle school student in Maryland: Read More »

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Scratching teen

Real Teens Ask about Effects of Heroin

Sara Bellum
June 17, 2011

At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a high school student: ”Why do people scratch a lot when they are high on heroin?" Read More »

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Alcohol on the Brain

Real Teens Ask: Got Alcohol on the Brain?

Sara Bellum
May 24, 2011

As many of you know, the brain is still well under way in the development process through the teen years into your 20’s. Your decisions today can affect the way your brain develops. Ever wondered how? “Warda” from Wantagh Middle School in New York asks: Read More »

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Pills and alcohol

Real Teens Ask: What Are Designer Drugs?

Sara Bellum
March 17, 2011

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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DNA

Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Sara Bellum
February 18, 2011

On NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, scientists answered a lot of your great questions. This one is from “I AM MIKE” from Jefferson Township High School in Trenton, New Jersey: Are you more likely to do drugs if someone in your family does? Read More »

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