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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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Real Teens Ask: What Are Designer Drugs?

Sara Bellum
March 17, 2011

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Limbic System

Sara Bellum
March 15, 2011

NIDA’s Glossary defines the limbic system as “a set of brain structures that generates our feelings, emotions, and motivations. It is also important in learning and memory.” Read More »

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Product Placement – Sneaking Messages To Your Brain

Sara Bellum
March 09, 2011

So you’re watching American Idol and you notice that the judges are all drinking from Coke cups. It’s pretty obvious that Coca Cola paid for that not-so-subtle endorsement. Well, that is called “product placement,” and it’s everywhere---it’s also nothing new… Read More »

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Let’s Talk: Social Media

Sara Bellum
March 04, 2011

A few months ago, we asked you about your favorite social networking sites—including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and Twitter— and now we want to know a little bit about how you use social media. Read More »

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Let Your Voice to Be Heard! Join the NIDA Teen Advisory Group!

Sara Bellum
February 23, 2011

In 2010, NIDA assembled its first Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to get authentic teen feedback on how to improve our Web sites and materials for teens. Read More »

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