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Smoking: How It Primes the Brain for Addiction

January 24, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

More people understand now the harmful effects that smoking has on the body as well as the addictive effects of nicotine. Read More »

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It's All About Hormones

January 19, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Why do adults seem to blame “raging hormones” for many things teens do? Beyond causing acne and a sudden interest in dating, are hormones responsible for changes in behavior or emotional response? Read More »

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Amy Winehouse: Death by Misadventure

January 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

In October 2011, the coroner who conducted Amy Winehouse’s autopsy declared that the Grammy-winning singer “died by misadventure.” Translation: Amy died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Read More »

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Does Smoking on TV Influence You?

January 12, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The Government banned cigarette commercials on television in 1970 after the 1964 Surgeon General’s report found that smoking cigarettes increased your chances of getting lung cancer.  This was a big deal, considering the strong Read More »

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Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of NIDA

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs?

January 05, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs? Read More »

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