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.

A field of poppy plants.

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 »

0 Comments
Distorted and fuzzy image of spray cans

March is National Inhalants Month

Sara Bellum
March 29, 2010

We get a lot of comments and questions about what drugs do to your brain, including chemicals that people sniff to get high. Read More »

6 Comments
image of Euphoria

Word of the Day: Euphoria

Sara Bellum
March 24, 2010

Euphoria: A feeling of well-being or elation. Read More »

9 Comments
Doctor holding brain.

Brain Awareness Week: Smart Brains, Sneaky Drugs

Sara Bellum
March 16, 2010

Here at NIDA, we can't learn enough about the brain. Other scientists are brain-obsessed too-there's even a Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to spread the word about the progress and benefits of brain research. Read More »

14 Comments
Caffeine molecule filled with the logos of popular energy drinks

Energy Drinks: A Boost in the Wrong Direction?

Sara Bellum
March 11, 2010

Energy drinks—You see them at X Games events, basketball arenas, and rock concerts. You can even “fan” some of them on Facebook. What these brands don’t tell you, and what science is now showing us, is that their drinks can really be unhealthy. Read More »

81 Comments
Question mark

Let's Talk: Images and Videos

Sara Bellum
March 08, 2010

Ready for another question? Without you, our readers, the SBB wouldn't be worth much. So, keep telling us what you think. Question #5: Do the images and videos on the blog catch your eye? If not, what would you recommend changing? Read More »

6 Comments

Pages