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It’s Time to Commit to Stopping the Spread of HIV


The NIDA Blog Team
October 15, 2014

October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Despite making up only 16% of the U.S. population, Hispanic/Latinos account for 21% of the 50,000 new HIV infections in this country every day.     Read More »

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National Inhalants and Poison Prevention Week – March 20-26, 2011

Sara Bellum
March 23, 2011

"Why does that guy keep breathing into that stupid paper bag?" "Did you see that kid back there? Looks kinda’ dazed." "Oh no, I think she’s passed out. Wait, is she still breathing?" 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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