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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful?

May 04, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We still don’t know if e-cigarettes can hurt your lungs, but we do know that they deliver the same highly addictive nicotine as regular cigarettes. Read More »

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Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

April 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The longer a person uses marijuana, the more likely they are to have withdrawal symptoms when they aren’t using it.  Read More »

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The Swiss Cheese Model of Addiction

October 23, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists now know drug addiction is a disease and that there are lots of things that can contribute to your risk for getting that disease—what are called risk factors. Read More »

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Video Game Addiction—Is it Real?

April 09, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Doodle Jump. Candy Crush. FarmVille. Angry Birds. Cut the Rope. Fruit Ninja. Words With Friends. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Serotonin

March 12, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever noticed all the different emotions you experience in a normal day? For example, you can feel happy in the morning when you find out you passed your bio quiz, grumpy at noon when you haven’t eaten since breakfast, and then sad when the football team loses the big Homecoming game. Read More »

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