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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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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 »

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Real Teens Ask: Which Drug Is Most Addictive?

Sara Bellum
August 11, 2010

On Drug Facts Chat Day, we get thousands of questions about drugs from high school students all over the country. Today, we’re taking one from Casa Grande Union High School in Arizona: Read More »

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Real Life: These Teens Have the Right I.D.E.A.

Sara Bellum
August 05, 2010

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t make good decisions because none of your friends agreed? Well, you’re definitely not alone. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Axon

Sara Bellum
August 03, 2010

You may remember hearing something about neurons in biology, but what about today’s word of the day: axon? Read More »

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Happy 1st Birthday, Sara Bellum Blog!

Sara Bellum
July 27, 2010

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Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help My Friend?

Sara Bellum
July 20, 2010

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At the last “Drug Facts Chat Day,” a teen from Lima Central Catholic High School in Lima, Ohio asked: Read More »

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