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You’re Programming Your Brain—Right Now!

March 11, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Your brain keeps developing until you’re about 25 years old. Fortunately, your brain is influenced by things you can control, including your health choices. Read More »

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Educating Peers, Reducing Stigma: A “4-H Healthy Living Ambassador” Shares His Story

February 25, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

West Virginian Nate Plumley uses his family’s first-hand experience with opioid misuse to help others. Read More »

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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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