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What Are Date Rape Drugs and How Do You Avoid Them?

The NIDA Blog Team
March 16, 2015

You may have been warned that sometimes people secretly slip drugs into other people’s drinks to take advantage of them sexually. These drugs are called “date rape drugs.” Read More »

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Demi Lovato’s Road to Recovery

The NIDA Blog Team
March 12, 2015

In addition to sharing her talents with the world, Demi Lovato shares her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Read More »

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6 Tactful Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure To Use Drugs and Alcohol

The NIDA Blog Team
March 09, 2015

Even when you are confident in your decision not to use drugs or alcohol, it can be hard when it’s your friend who is offering. Here are a few tips that may come in handy. Read More »

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History of Cannabis, Part 2

The NIDA Blog Team
March 05, 2015

In part 2 of this series, we’ll look at cannabis in America from Colonial times until the start of the 20th century, and lay to rest one of the biggest myths about the history of this drug. Read More »

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A roomful of experts from NIDA and other government health institutes answering questions from teens about drug via computers.

Reflecting on Drug Facts Chat Day

Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer
March 02, 2015

Marijuana and peer pressure were two of the most popular themes during Drug Facts Chat Day—NIDA's  the main opportunity to communicate directly with young people.   Read More »

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