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“Getting High” Is Really About Not Feeling Low

September 25, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People who use a drug over and over may be trying to escape the bad feelings that the drug caused in the first place. Read More »

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Non-Addictive Drugs: Are They Always Safe?

July 31, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Addictive or not, all drugs come with risks and should be used with care.  Read More »

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Human Trafficking and Drugs

June 19, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Illegal transporting (or trafficking) of people and transporting of illegal drugs often happen together. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Dealing with the Consequences of a Drug Problem in “This Is Us”

May 30, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Fictional characters are often portrayed having real-life struggles. What can we learn from their stories?  Read More »

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What Increases the Risk of Having a Drug Problem? (Part 2)

May 22, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Difficulties in school, at work, or with friendships can put you at increased risk. Read More »

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