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Is Caffeine Really Addictive?

May 10, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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

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Eight Questions From Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

April 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you really know about why people become addicted to drugs, whether marijuana can be medicine, and what causes a hangover? Read More »

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Addiction Is a Disease

March 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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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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Addiction in Fiction: Tainted Drugs and Molly in The CW’s TV Show iZombie (Part 2 of 2)

December 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On the TV show iZombie, characters make mistakes that help illustrate just how risky drug use is—in the real world. Read More »