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Be a Friend to Man’s Best Friend: Keep Marijuana Away from Your Dog


The NIDA Blog Team
October 27, 2014

A recent study in Colorado showed that 4 times as many dogs were treated for marijuana poisoning in 2010 than in 2005.  Read More »

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Truth in Advertising? Super Bowl Alcohol Commercials

Sara Bellum
February 16, 2011

Everyone knows that many of the fans of football’s biggest game are there for the commercials. Companies selling all types of goods—from cars to snack foods to insurance—pay top dollar (more than $2 million for 30 seconds in 2011) to spread the word about their products. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Is a Drug?

Sara Bellum
February 11, 2011

Every year on NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, scientists chat with teens across the country to answer their questions about the science behind drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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Let’s Talk: Blog Post Categories

Sara Bellum
February 09, 2011

By now you know that our readers’ opinions matter to us, especially when it comes to the topics we cover. Read More »

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“Spice” – Not as Fun as it Sounds

Sara Bellum
February 04, 2011

Spice—also known as K2, Fake Marijuana, Skunk, and other names—is a synthetic (or man-made) substance made from shredded dried plant materials and chemicals. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Depressants

Sara Bellum
February 01, 2011

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “depressants?” Maybe “depressed” or “sad?” But the drugs called depressants aren’t called that because they’re depressing in the emotional sense. Read More »

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