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A Breath Test for Marijuana Is Around the Corner


The NIDA Blog Team
October 20, 2014

Police need an easy test to check if people are driving under the influence of marijuana, like they have for alcohol. Unfortunately, there isn’t one—yet. 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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Real Teens Ask: What Drug is Most Abused by Teens?

Sara Bellum
July 13, 2010

At NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, we get great questions from teens all over the country about drugs. Here’s one from “hhentze,” representing Junction City High School in Oregon: Read More »

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Want To Look Your Best? Don’t Smoke

Sara Bellum
July 07, 2010

Many teens and their parents spend money on clothes, haircuts, braces, perfumes, athletic gear and sports memberships, all to try and look their best. But smoking cigarettes can cancel out all these hard-earned efforts. Besides diseases like cancer and emphysema, smoking can cause: Read More »

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