NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Find NIDA for Teens on: NIDAnews on Twitter NIDANIH on YouTube NIDANIH on Facebook
Our Blog For Teens

Sara Bellum Blog

You are here

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.

Hand holding an electronic cigarette surrounded by smoke.

E-Cig Popularity on the Rise


Sara Bellum
July 09, 2014

As states continue to pass laws that restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this post from 2013 explores why they've become so popular with teens. Read More »

0 Comments
The SBB wants your feedback; Image Courtesy of Lesley Mitchell

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 »

0 Comments
The Facing AIDS Campaign

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 »

3 Comments
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 »

23 Comments
Three girls standing together smiling.

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 »

0 Comments
NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow, participates in CHAT DAY ’09; Image Courtesy of Chris Phillips, ICF Macro

NIDA's Chat Day, More Questions on Marijuana

Sara Bellum
November 17, 2009

NIDA's annual DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY, held November 10, was a huge success. The computer-filled room where it happened vibrated with excitement, as more than 40 NIDA scientists eagerly tried to answer as many questions as they could. And questions they got. Read More »

22 Comments

Pages