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Girl pulled over in her car by the police.

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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Alcohol is out

Sara's Stats: Alcohol is Out!

Sara Bellum
May 17, 2011

We know you’ve heard how dangerous drinking alcohol is, especially if you’re underage. You might even hear from those who pressure you at parties and out-of-school gatherings that “everyone’s doing it.” But the truth is, not everyone’s doing it—take it from the scientists who know. Read More »

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Road to Recovery

In Recovery—Steps to Overcoming Addiction

Sara Bellum
May 13, 2011

Most people know that addiction, can be overcome with treatment. But like many other diseases, it is often a winding road to get there. So, what are the steps to a healthier, drug-free life? Read More »

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Teens Hanging Out

Real Life: Teens like You

Sara Bellum
May 10, 2011

Ever wonder how teens in other schools or parts of the country feel about drug abuse? Two teens recently told SBB about their real-life experiences with drugs and high school: Mila, 16 Read More »

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Let’s Talk: Video Posts

Sara Bellum
May 06, 2011

Every now and then, we like to feature NIDA videos about drug abuse and addiction here on this blog—like Get Back in the Game—Use Painkillers Safely; Dr. Read More »

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A man sitting outside playing the guitar.

Science for Starters: How Drugs Hijack the Brain

Sara Bellum
May 04, 2011

Joe Frascella is Director of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. He’s also an artist and musician. Read More »

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