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Have Questions About Drug Abuse and Addiction? NIDA Has Answers

January 22, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As part of National Drug Facts Week, NIDA scientists host Drug Facts Chat Day, an all-day online chat. Read More »

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Parents: Can They Deter Teens' Online Risky Behavior?

January 17, 2013  /  Benjamin Kornick, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner

In 5th grade, I was the victim of cyberbullying, when a classmate wrote hurtful instant messages about me. Shortly after, social networking became the rage, and sexting and cyberbullying became more prevalent. Read More »

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Optogenetics: An Enlightening Experience in High School Research

January 15, 2013  /  John Solder, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner

I remember my sophomore year in high school, feeling a life-changing moment of excitement when I read Dr. Read More »

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Don't Be Fooled -- Even Your Phone App Could Be Advertising

January 10, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As more and more people use smartphones, a world of virtual games, social networking, and fun apps are at their fingertips 24/7. Photo-sharing and exercise-tracking apps can be useful and fun. Others, though, may have devious intentions, like trying to get you hooked on smoking. Read More »

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Great Leaders: Not Just Historical Figures

January 08, 2013  /  Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.” I know, I know—you’ve heard that before. However, I’m here to tell you that this statement is not entirely true. Today’s young people can be today’s leaders. Read More »

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