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Does Marijuana Make You More Creative?

The NIDA Blog Team
November 03, 2014

Some marijuana users says its mind-altering effect—the “high”—makes them feel more creative, but it’s actually an illusion. Read More »

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Stay Safe This Halloween

The NIDA Blog Team
October 30, 2014

Halloween is a time when there are lots of parties, so be smart. If you need a ride home, make sure the driver is sober. Read More »

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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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The Swiss Cheese Model of Addiction

The NIDA Blog Team
October 23, 2014

Scientists now know drug addiction is a disease and that there are lots of things that can contribute to your risk for getting that disease—what are called risk factors. Read More »

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A Breath Test for Marijuana Is Around the Corner

The NIDA Blog Team
October 20, 2014

Police need an easy test to check if people are driving under the influence of marijuana, like they have for alcohol. Unfortunately, there isn’t one—yet. Read More »

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