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Is Teen Drug Use Related to Brain Size?

February 03, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens who use nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana have two brain areas that are smaller than average when they become adults. Read More »

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Choices Matter—At Any Age

March 04, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When it comes to drugs and alcohol, the choices you make as a young adult will be just as important as the ones you make in your teen years.  Read More »

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How Risky Is It To Combine Drugs? Test Your Knowledge

November 26, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Take our quiz to learn what can happen if a person uses two or more drugs at the same time. Read More »

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You Said It: “I Have Tried To Help a Friend Stop Using Drugs”

August 20, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It’s natural to want to help a friend. Just remember what’s in your control, and what isn’t. Read More »

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Energy Drinks and Drug Use: A Surprising Connection

June 11, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

College students who regularly consume energy drinks could be at increased risk for drug problems.  Read More »

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