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Medicines or Poisons?—Why Cannabinoids Can Both Help and Hurt You


The NIDA Blog Team
September 22, 2014

Some people think it’s ironic that marijuana, a plant containing compounds that could treat disease, is banned by the government for being unsafe.  Read More »

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Prescription Drug Abuse: What's the Big Deal?

Sara Bellum
December 10, 2010

Lots of people are prescribed prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin to help with pain from an injury or surgery. When taken as prescribed, these medications are safe; but when abused, they can be highly addictive and dangerous—even deadly. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Social Networking Sites

Sara Bellum
December 03, 2010

Dozens of social networking sites are out there, and SBB is curious: Question #8: Which social networking site is your favorite? Do you like MyYearbook or Bebo? How about Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace? Read More »

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NDFW Wrap Up

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2010

First off, big thanks to teens and adults everywhere who took the time during NIDA’s first-ever National Drug Facts Week to learn new facts about drug abuse. After a week full of activities around the country, what can teens take away? Read More »

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CyberShoutout 2010

Sara Bellum
November 15, 2010

The bloggers below showed their support for NIDA’s 2010 CyberShoutout, the kick-off to National Drug Facts Week. Thanks, everybody! Read More »

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The American Medicine Chest Challenge is Here!

Sara Bellum
November 12, 2010

In September, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored the first ever “Take Back” campaign, asking people to bring all their old and unused prescription drugs to law enforcement sites all over the country. Read More »

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