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Is Caffeine Really Addictive?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 10, 2016

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

The NIDA Blog Team
April 25, 2016

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

The NIDA Blog Team
March 29, 2016

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

The NIDA Blog Team
January 20, 2016

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)

The NIDA Blog Team
December 02, 2015

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

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