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Choose Your Path: "The Big Test"

Sara Bellum
December 14, 2011

Imagine that you have a big test tomorrow and you haven’t finished studying. You feel unprepared and stressed out, but the last thing you want to do is open that book. What do you do? Cram all night? Schedule a last-minute study group with friends? Don’t study and take your chances? Read More »

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Real Life: SBB Readers Share Personal Stories

Sara Bellum
December 08, 2011

Several SBB readers have submitted personal stories about their experiences—or their families' experiences—with addiction. We offer these stories to give you an inside view of how drug addiction can affect people's lives. Read More »

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Be a Leader in Your School or Community Center

Sara Bellum
December 06, 2011

As good as they are, it’s gotta get old, all these messages about “don’t do drugs” and live a healthy lifestyle, so NIDA has decided to take a fresh approach to allow teens to work directly with their peers and friends to plan community events around prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Teens Help Shatter the Myths About Drugs

Sara Bellum
December 01, 2011

In communities across the country, students, teachers, and parents joined forces in NIDA’s second annual National Drug Facts Week from October 31 to November 6, 2011. Read More »

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GRAMMY Contest: Teens Sing Stories of Addiction

Sara Bellum
November 29, 2011

Three teens used music to turn the destruction of drug abuse and addiction into music and hope. Read More »

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