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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

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


Sara Bellum
July 16, 2014

Learn more about the different types of opioids in this updated post from 2013. Read More »

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NIDA’s DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY 2009 Transcript Is Now Online; Image Courtesy of ICF Macro

NIDA's DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY 2009—Transcript Is Now Online

Sara Bellum
December 08, 2009

What do kids want to know about drugs if no one is watching them write the questions? See for yourself! NIDA's DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY transcript is now online. NIDA scientists and staff answered hundreds of questions from teens all over the country. You can read some sample questions below. Read More »

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Let's Talk: SBB Wants Your Feedback

Sara Bellum
December 03, 2009

Hey, SBB readers, are you ready for round two? We sure hope so. Read More »

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NIDA is Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2009

Sara Bellum
December 01, 2009

NIDA faces AIDS by continuing to explore the link between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse. Here are some facts we shared in a recent post that bear repeating on World AIDS Day. Read More »

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Prescription drug abuse among teen girls

Rx Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
November 24, 2009

Have you ever wondered about whether medications prescribed by a doctor could actually be dangerous? Or whether giving a friend a prescription pill you take for ADHD could be bad for them? Read More »

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About HIV/AIDS: Inform Yourself to Protect Yourself

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2009

When someone mentions "HIV/AIDS" what is the first thing that comes to mind? —Something you learned about in health class? —Or saw on TV? —Or recall a friend who recently got tested for HIV? —Or a celebrity who raises awareness about HIV/AIDS around the world? Read More »

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