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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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Alcohol and Drugs Don't Mix

Sara Bellum
April 08, 2011

A recent episode of the hit TV show “Glee” focused on the problem of underage drinking. Called “Blame It on the Alcohol,” the episode depicted glee club members narrowly avoiding school suspension for drinking on school grounds—never a smart idea! Read More »

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Let's Talk: How Do You Kick Back?

Sara Bellum
April 05, 2011

It’s a known fact that the teenage years are a big transition time of physical and mental development for both males and females. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Brain Reward System

Sara Bellum
April 01, 2011

A reward is a great way to encourage someone to do something. For example, if you offer a $300 reward to find your lost dog, people may be more likely to look for and return him or her. Read More »

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Hit the Gym, Not the Pills

Sara Bellum
March 29, 2011

Most of us have something about ourselves that we’d like to change. Too tall, too short, too fat, too thin, too stocky, too anything… In fact, research suggests that more than half of teens are unsatisfied with their bodies for some reason. Read More »

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A picture of Ruben Baler, neuroscientist.

Science For Starters: A Conversation with Dr. Ruben Baler, Ph.D.

Sara Bellum
March 25, 2011

Ruben Baler, Ph.D., is not your typical neuroscientist. Baler has studied in his native country Argentina, the U.S., and Israel. He is fluent in three languages. Read More »

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