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Addiction and the Importance of Social Connections

December 10, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are discovering that connecting with other people might create a positive effect for people who have problems with drugs.  Read More »

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Drug Use Hurts Families

October 22, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drug use and addiction can lead to problems for the person using drugs and for family members, too.  Read More »

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Making Cigarettes Less Addictive?

October 15, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Decreasing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes could help reduce the health risks of smoking. Read More »

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Are Some Babies Born Addicted?

September 24, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If a pregnant woman has problems with drugs, her newborn baby may experience painful symptoms of withdrawal and other health problems.  Read More »

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Sculpting Your Brain: The Science of Addiction

September 10, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using drugs in your teen years can affect the way your brain develops.  Read More »

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