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National Drug Facts Week Starts Today!

January 28, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

This week begins NIDA’s annual National Drug Facts Week. Around the country, more than 500 schools and community groups will hold events to talk with teens about drugs—focusing on the facts. Read More »

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Teens explaining prescription drug abuse.

Youth-Led Efforts To Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

January 24, 2013  /  Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International

Hello, again. In my last post, I wrote about the importance of teens realizing their potential as effective leaders. Today, I want to share with you how some teens are leading a movement to prevent prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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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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A young man at a show booth.

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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