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Addiction in Fiction: Lincoln Faces Addiction in CW’s TV Show The 100

January 20, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Fictional characters are sometimes depicted dealing with issues of drug use and addiction. How accurate are their experiences? Read More »

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SAMs Watch: Honoring a Lost Life by Saving Others

January 13, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Sam and a couple of his friends tried what they thought was LSD or acid. Sam went to bed later that evening, and the next morning he didn’t wake up. Read More »

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Peering Into the Teen Brain: What Does Risky Behavior Look Like?

January 05, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Researchers are getting closer to understanding one important factor behind the risky choices of teens who use drugs. It has to do with the brain. Read More »

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Teens Continue To Be Awesome: Fewer and Fewer Teens are Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

December 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Most substance use among teens is dropping; much of it reached the lowest levels since the Monitoring the Future survey began more than 40 years ago. Read More »

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Is Dabbing Dangerous?

December 14, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Smoking marijuana extracts, sometimes called “dabbing,” has become more popular in recent years, and it has some doctors concerned. Read More »