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  • 2014 National Drug Facts Week Event: Blake H.S. Dance Performance, Shattering the Myths 2014 National Drug Facts Week Event: Blake H.S. Dance Performance, Shattering the Myths 0:59

    Teen dance students are "Shattering the Myths" as they kick off the 2014 NDFW. These are student from Ms. D'Anna's 3rd period dance class from James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Md. Music excerpt from "Dark Paradise" -- Lana del Ray. The fourth annual NDFW is the last week of January, and hundreds of educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. NIDA is encouraging educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events as the school year begins. Coordinated by NIDA, the observance begins Jan. 27 and ends Feb. 2, 2014. Help us Shatter the Myths!

  • Why Are Drugs So Hard to Quit? Why Are Drugs So Hard to Quit? 2:04

    This video talks about how addiction can change your brain.

  • Life's Complicated Enough Life's Complicated Enough 1:14

    Teen speaks about the dangers of drug addiction, how she became involved in consuming and selling drugs, and her path to recovery.

  • Keep Your Brain Healthy Keep Your Brain Healthy 0:30

    This PSA uses scientific data as the basis for explaining the effects of drug use on the brain. We now have scientific evidence showing that people can't always choose to stop using drugs.

  • Bath Salts with Dr. Michael Baumann Bath Salts with Dr. Michael Baumann 0:52

    NIDA Scientist, Dr. Michael Baumann gives a brief description on "Bath Salts" and highlights the NIDA website for more information.

  • 2012 Monitoring the Future - Teen Perspective 2012 Monitoring the Future - Teen Perspective 2:44

    Teens talk about what they learned from the latest statistics of teen drug abuse in the U.S.

  • National Drug Facts Week: Do You Have Questions? Teens Do, Part 2 National Drug Facts Week: Do You Have Questions? Teens Do, Part 2 0:31

    Promotional Video: Howard County Recreation & Parks Voices for Change students and HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council tell us their thoughts on drug abuse. This is an effort to promote the upcoming National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) educational campaign. The fifth annual NDFW is coming up the last week of January, and hundreds of educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. NIDA is encouraging educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events as the school year begins. Coordinated by NIDA, the observance for 2015 begins Jan. 26 and ends Feb. 1. Do you have questions? We have answers!

  • Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs 2:03

    This video talks about how addiction happens and why anyone can become addicted to drugs.