NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

A collection of growing khat shrubs.

Let’s Talk About Khat


Sara Bellum
April 23, 2014

Never heard of khat (pronounced “cot”)? That’s okay—not many people in the United States use it (its use isn’t measured, so we don’t know the exact numbers). Read More »

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Let's Talk: Define Interesting

Sara Bellum
October 06, 2010

Ready for another question, SBB readers? Hope that’s a yes! We want to know what you think. And now for Question #7: Which of these topics interest you the most – personal stories, current events, celebrities, sports, relationships, technology, something else? Read More »

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Join the Great CyberShoutout to Kickoff National Drug Facts Week

Sara Bellum
October 05, 2010

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a 5-day event that features teen-led activities, a cool contest sponsored by the Grammy Awards, and chats to shatter the myths around drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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Celebrity

Celebs & Drugs: A Cycle of Arrests & Rehab

Sara Bellum
September 30, 2010

SBB was sad to see that celebrities Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan got arrested again for drug possession and drug use. Read More »

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It’s Classic!

Sara Bellum
September 28, 2010

“This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Read More »

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Go Backstage at the Grammys—Enter to Win

Sara Bellum
September 23, 2010

Want to celebrate healthy attitudes and lifestyles? Have something to say about drug use and abuse? Read More »

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