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InstaBuzzed: Celebrities, Drugs, and Social Media

The NIDA Blog Team
January 22, 2015

Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Rihanna, and Nicky Minaj have posted hundreds of pictures on Instagram with drugs and alcohol. With celebrities racking up millions of followers, it’s a bummer that some of them use their reach and power to promote their use of alcohol and drugs.  Read More »

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Brain scan illuminating an injured part of the brain.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Drug Use—A Closer Look

The NIDA Blog Team
January 15, 2015

A study reports that those who suffered a TBI before age 5 or between 16 and 25 have an increased risk for dependence on alcohol and drugs. Read More »

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Two teen girls being goofy.

“I Wish That I Could Be Like The Cool Kids.”

The NIDA Blog Team
January 12, 2015

If in 10 years you were to take a look back at the cool kids in your middle school— recent research suggests—they may not turn out like you’d expect. Read More »

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An infographic that says "3 out of 4 people use designated drivers."

Designated Drivers—You Are Not Alone

The NIDA Blog Team
January 08, 2015

Most people use designated drivers, but not everyone.  Help reduce drunk driving deaths with these tips. Read More »

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Check This Out! Learn.Genetics: Addiction Science Learning Tools

The NIDA Blog Team
January 05, 2015

Learn.Genetics breaks down the science of addiction in a way that is not just totally cool, but educational. Read More »

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