Teens

Drug Overdoses in Youth Blog Posts

Portrait of Jackie, painted by her mother.

Portraits of Heartbreak and Hope: A Mother Paints To Raise Awareness About Opioid Use Disorder

October 18, 2019  /  Anne Marie Zanfagna

A mother tells her daughter's story, and how it led her to paint portraits of other children lost to addiction. Read More »

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Say What? "Naloxone"

March 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists and health professionals are working toward solutions that save lives from the opioid crisis. One of those solutions is naloxone.  Read More »

Bill Williams on right with son, on left

Talking With Your Parents About Drugs

September 17, 2018  /  Bill Williams

You don’t have to wait for an adult to start a discussion about drugs. Speak up and speak out! Read More »

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Teen Drug Use Is Down—But Teen Overdoses Are Up

May 07, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teen overdoses from heroin and fentanyl are on the rise—and even one teen overdose is too many. Read More »