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Web Robot Buys Drugs and Gets Busted

The NIDA Blog Team
April 27, 2015

When Swiss police heard about a shipment of drugs delivered in the mail, they found an unlikely recipient: a web robot. Read More »

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A Sober College Experience?

The NIDA Blog Team
April 16, 2015

It can be especially hard for those living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol to maintain their sobriety in college.  Supportive friends and recovery groups can help keep you out of trouble. Read More »

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Hazing and Alcohol: Time to Break With “Tradition”

The NIDA Blog Team
April 10, 2015

We all want to belong. But all too often, joining a club means going through an embarrassing and potentially dangerous initiation ritual—known as hazing.   Read More »

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Drug Use Leads to HIV Epidemic for One Community

The NIDA Blog Team
April 08, 2015

A county in rural Indiana is in the national spotlight because of a dramatic increase in HIV infections. Health experts say that 100% of the recently diagnosed people were infected by sharing needles to inject themselves with the prescription pain medication Opana. Read More »

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Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

The NIDA Blog Team
April 02, 2015

A lot of people seem to think marijuana is different from other drugs. Unfortunately, it’s not the case: Just like with other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), you can get addicted to marijuana—especially if you use it during your teen years. Read More »

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