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Drug Use and Violence: An Unhappy Relationship

The NIDA Blog Team
March 26, 2015

Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to experience dating violence, and that prescription drug use can contribute to the violence. More research is needed to learn how different drugs may make us more or less aggressive or more likely to be the victim of someone else who is using drugs or alcohol.  Read More »

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Traumatic Brain Injury, Drug Addiction, and the Developing Teen Brain

The NIDA Blog Team
March 19, 2015

TBIs, or traumatic brain injuries, pose higher risks for the developing brain because it is not as formed as it will be in a few years. This is also one of the reasons that using drugs as a teen increases the chances for addiction. Read More »

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 A man’s hand dropping a pill into a drink with two unsuspecting women in the background.

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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