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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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The Price of Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 21, 2010

You’ve already heard plenty about what smoking can do to your looks and your life. Read More »

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Small Matter with Big Potential for Smokers Trying to Quit

Sara Bellum
October 20, 2010

There’s been a lot of talk about nanotechnology lately—like what does it take to be able to control things as small as atoms or molecules. Now, scientists funded by NIDA are trying to use nanotechnology to help people quit smoking. How, you ask? Read More »

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Association of Women in Forensic Science

Antoinette T. Thwaites
October 19, 2010

The idea for me hosting the event for the National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) came from my career as a forensic chemist—that is someone who examines drugs and chemical evidence related to crimes. Read More »

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Christian Cabrera

NIDA Goes to School: Teens Become the Teachers

Christian Cabrera, Art Director at MFM Design
October 15, 2010

Hello, my name is Christian and I was the graphic designer for NIDA’s new Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths booklet. Read More »

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Chat Day: Let's Talk About Drugs

Sara Bellum
October 13, 2010

Today marks NIDA’s fourth annual Drug Facts Chat Day! Read More »

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