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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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Science vs. the Opioid Crisis: The HEAL Initiative

August 13, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misuse of opioids is a major problem. A massive new scientific program is helping to solve it.  Read More »

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Did Big Tobacco Lie to Teens?

July 30, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The major tobacco companies knew for years that smoking was dangerous to a person’s health—and they still told the public that smoking was safe. Read More »

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