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Chat Day: Let's Talk About Drugs

October 13, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Today marks NIDA’s fourth annual Drug Facts Chat Day! Read More »

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Girls and Boys Have Different Reasons for Prescription Drug Use

October 12, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Recent research shows that American teen girls have caught up with boys in their rates of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, which hasn’t always been the case. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Psychoactive Drugs

October 07, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever heard the term ”psychoactive drugs?” Drugs in this category act on the central nervous system and and alter its normal, everyday activity, causing changes in mood, awareness, and behavior. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Define Interesting

October 06, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Ready for another question, SBB readers? Hope that’s a yes! We want to know what you think. And now for Question #7: Which of these topics interest you the most – personal stories, current events, celebrities, sports, relationships, technology, something else? Read More »

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Join the Great CyberShoutout to Kickoff National Drug Facts Week

October 05, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a 5-day event that features teen-led activities, a cool contest sponsored by the Grammy Awards, and chats to shatter the myths around drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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