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What’s Wrong With “Medical Marijuana”?

The NIDA Blog Team
September 08, 2014

There are over 500 different chemicals in marijuana, in combinations that vary widely between different strains and even from plant to plant. This causes serious problems trying to use the whole marijuana leaf, or crude extracts like hash oil, as medicine. Read More »

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About Drugs & Health: NIDA's Blog for Teens

The NIDA Blog Team
September 03, 2014

Here at NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. We have thousands of researchers around the world who study drug addiction and come up with ways to help people recover and live healthy lives Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

Sara Bellum
July 16, 2014

Learn more about the different types of opioids in this updated post from 2013. Read More »

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E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

Sara Bellum
July 09, 2014

As states continue to pass laws that restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this post from 2013 explores why they've become so popular with teens. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Sara Bellum
July 02, 2014

Does someone in your family abuse drugs? Learn more about how DNA can influence a person’s chances of becoming addicted to drugs in this updated post from 2011. Read More »

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