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When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

Sara Bellum
June 29, 2015

American high school students today report having fewer friends than in the past—but they’re OK with that. Read More »

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How Is Spice Made?

The NIDA Blog Team
June 22, 2015

Nobody can say what’s in the batch of Spice you end up with. If you don’t know what it’s made of, there’s no way to predict what it will do to you. Read More »

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Concerts and Drugs: Is There a Way to Reduce the Dangers?

The NIDA Blog Team
June 09, 2015

Concert festivals are all about good music, good friends, and big crowds. But for some people, these events are also about using drugs. Read More »

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Marijuana & Psychosis

The NIDA Blog Team
June 02, 2015

You may know that marijuana can pose risks for a person’s physical health. But for some people, it carries risks for their mental health, too. Read More »

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“Addiction itself is not a crime, it’s a disease.”

The NIDA Blog Team
May 18, 2015

A Massachusetts police department has announced that it will help people who are addicted to drugs get through the system toward detox and recovery. Read More »