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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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Role Models

Let's Talk: Who is Your Role Model?

Sara Bellum
January 21, 2011

Everyone looks up to someone…a family member, a celebrity, or someone who has overcome hard times to succeed in life. It helps us to have a role model. Question #9: Who do you look up to? Who are your role models? Why? Read More »

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Stop Distracted Driving: Stay Alert To Stay Safe

Sara Bellum
January 19, 2011

We live in a world obsessed with multitasking—people are watching TV while texting their friends while updating their Facebook status while tweeting about the latest celebrity gossip. And some people will even multitask behind the wheel of a car—not real smart, and reeeaaally dangerous. The U.S. Read More »

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Good Riddance: Peer Pressure

Sara Bellum
January 14, 2011

Peer pressure happens in every high school and middle school in the country, and is pretty much a part of growing up. Being pressured by your peers can be difficult and even stressful…it’s hard sometimes to go against the group and stand up for your beliefs and what you know is right. Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Cindy Miner, Deputy Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications

Dr. Cindy Miner, Deputy Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications
January 11, 2011

Why? Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director
January 03, 2011

Hello! I am just back from speaking at a news conference about NIDA’s 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)—a big crowd of reporters showed up to hear the latest numbers with regard to teens and drug use. Read More »

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