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Stay Safe This Halloween


The NIDA Blog Team
October 30, 2014

Halloween is a time when there are lots of parties, so be smart. If you need a ride home, make sure the driver is sober. Read More »

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Colorado’s Answer to Marijuana’s Makeover

The NIDA Blog Team
October 06, 2014

The rise of medical marijuana—and the legalization of marijuana in two states—has begun to change marijuana’s reputation. Read More »

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Stephen Strasburg’s Commitment To Quit Tobacco

The NIDA Blog Team
October 02, 2014

Quitting tobacco, whether it’s smokeless or cigarettes, is not something you do on a whim. You have to want to quit and to make a plan for how you are going to get through those first couple of weeks. Read More »

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Colorado Uses Humor To Highlight Drugged Driving Laws

The NIDA Blog Team
September 26, 2014

In states like Colorado where marijuana is legal for adults, some people may think that allows them to be high all the time. But they would be wrong—especially when driving. Read More »

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Good Samaritan Laws Save Lives

The NIDA Blog Team
September 25, 2014

On October 1, the state of Maryland will put into effect what’s called a “Good Samaritan Law,” which will protect a person from getting in trouble if they summon aid for someone else who is overdosing on drugs or alcohol.   Read More »

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Medicines or Poisons?—Why Cannabinoids Can Both Help and Hurt You

The NIDA Blog Team
September 22, 2014

Some people think it’s ironic that marijuana, a plant containing compounds that could treat disease, is banned by the government for being unsafe.  Read More »

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