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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

A collection of growing khat shrubs.

Let’s Talk About Khat


Sara Bellum
April 23, 2014

Never heard of khat (pronounced “cot”)? That’s okay—not many people in the United States use it (its use isn’t measured, so we don’t know the exact numbers). Read More »

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Gili Risak

Twitter and Teenagers: An Interview With Gili Rusak

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2013

Gili Rusak is a junior in high school. She won an Honorable Mention 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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Yvonne Urbina

National Drug Facts Week is right around the corner….

Yvonne Urbina
November 13, 2013

Hello! Read More »

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Josie Anderson

To the Color: A NIDA Employee Honors the Nation’s Veterans

Josie “Outlaw” Anderson
November 11, 2013

Eleven years ago, I enlisted in the United States Air Force and learned how to recite the Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in all we do. Read More »

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Woman using an electronic cigarette.

E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

Sara Bellum
November 07, 2013

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012. But are teens turning to a new alternative known as “e-cigarettes”? Read More »

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Teen talking to friend about drug abuse.

Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help?

Sara Bellum
November 05, 2013

During NIDA’s 2013 Drug Facts Chat Day, several teens shared touching stories about friends who are struggling with drug abuse and asked how they can Read More »

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