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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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Animal scavenging marks on bones from dead bodies

Meth Dead Don't Get Eaten

Sara Bellum
July 28, 2009

That's what 17 year old Daniel Jeffrey Martin from Desert Vista High School heard from his mom one day while driving near a piece of the desert near his home town of Phoenix, Arizona. "Huh?" he asked. Read More »

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A lady walking down a city street.

A Summer at NIDA!

Giselle, NIDA Intern
July 23, 2009

My name is Giselle and I’m from the enchanting island of Puerto Rico. This summer I’m doing an internship at the Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Read More »

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Three teens sitting and one is holding a skateboard

Real Teens Ask: Can Your Brain Size Change From Drug Use?

Sara Bellum
July 20, 2009

At NIDA's last Drug Facts Chat Day, mendythepenty asked this question: "is it possible that you do so much drugs, that your brain can change into the size of a pea?" Read More »

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Steroids: More than Meets the Eye

Sara Bellum
July 17, 2009

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NIDA Communications Director, Carol Krause, sitting at her desk

Michael Jackson: News We'd Rather Not Have

Sara Bellum
July 14, 2009

After the news hit about the death of Michael Jackson and all the speculation about his possible prescription drug use, the NIDA press office phones rang off the hook. Why? News reporters wanted information on prescription drug misuse and abuse. Read More »

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