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Finding Your Yoda: Why Mentors Matter

The NIDA Blog Team
July 13, 2016

While Yoda himself might not be available, think about finding your own mentor! Read More »

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Check Out Cool Projects From Young Scientists

The NIDA Blog Team
July 05, 2016

Check out what these teens discovered about stress, brain development, and substance use. Read More »

The musician Prince

Prince Died From an Overdose of Fentanyl

The NIDA Blog Team
June 27, 2016

Medical authorities have discovered what caused the death of the musician Prince: He overdosed on the drug fentanyl. Read More »

A pregnant woman

Pregnancy and Drugs: Update (Part 2 – Marijuana, Opioids, and Illegal Drugs)

The NIDA Blog Team
June 20, 2016

An expecting mother’s use of drugs has all kinds of risks for the baby. Read More »

A pregnant woman breaking a cigarette in half

Pregnancy and Drugs: Update (Part 1 – Smoking and Vaping)

The NIDA Blog Team
June 14, 2016

A new study links a pregnant woman’s smoking to differences in her baby’s DNA. Read More »