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Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling—UPDATE


The NIDA Blog Team
September 17, 2014

In just one year there has been an increase of over 3,000 deaths from drug overdose—nearly 8%—between 2010 and 2011. More than half of those deaths (55%) are related to prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Virtual Brain Training

Sara Bellum
June 17, 2010

Imagine you are a teen with ADHD. It’s hard for you to focus in class, your mind wanders everywhere, and even though you want to do well in class you’d much rather be outside shooting hoops. Although you take notes, it’s hard for you to remember the teacher’s instructions. Read More »

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Risky Business

Sara Bellum
June 15, 2010

Have you ever cut class? If so, what goes through your mind…how do you tell yourself it’s ok? And what would discourage you from doing it? Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are Opioids?

Sara Bellum
June 07, 2010

Teens have a lot of questions about drugs, which is why NIDA holds an annual Drug Facts Chat Day to explain the science behind drug abuse. Read More »

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Blog Policies

The NIDA Blog Team
June 07, 2010

Thank you for visiting the Drugs & Health blog.  Please review the following blog policies. NIDA reserves the right to update these policies at any time. Read More »

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No More Smoking: May 31, 2010

Sara Bellum
May 31, 2010

Get this: There are more than one billion smokers on planet Earth. Yep, that’s a billion people around the world whose nicotine addiction is leading to high rates of cancer and emphysema, increased air pollution and death. Read More »

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