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Driven a Whale Lately?

The NIDA Blog Team
June 06, 2016

What could beluga whales—which can grow up to 37 feet long—and cars possibly have in common? Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 31, 2016

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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What Is an Opioid?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 25, 2016

Many people misusing prescription opioids get addicted to these drugs, and the consequences are sometimes fatal. Read More »

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Nine Tips to Help You Cope With Stress

The NIDA Blog Team
May 16, 2016

Too much stress can be bad for your health. Luckily, there are healthy ways to keep stress under control. Read More »

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Is Caffeine Really Addictive?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 10, 2016

Many people talk about being “addicted” to their morning coffee or energy drink! But is caffeine truly addictive? Read More »

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