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Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: What's the Difference?

January 12, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different. Read More »

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Teen Drug Use: Monitoring the Future 2016

Fewer Teens Are Smoking and Drinking

December 28, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The percentage of teens who are smoking and drinking is dropping, and that’s great news for teens’ health! Read More »

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Coffee and Energy Drinks: Test Your Knowledge

November 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you know about the effects of coffee and energy drinks? Read More »

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An illustration of a woman and girl standing in secondhand smoke from a man smoking a cigarette.

Are You a “Secondhand Smoker”?

November 21, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens who have smoke-free rules in their homes and cars are much less likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke. Read More »

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Heavy Metal and Drug Use: A Complex Relationship

November 07, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Black Sabbath’s songs tell a surprisingly sobering story about drug use. Read More »

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