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You’re Programming Your Brain—Right Now!

March 11, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Your brain keeps developing until you’re about 25 years old. Fortunately, your brain is influenced by things you can control, including your health choices. Read More »

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Say What? "Habituation"

February 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The process of habituation can lead to teens taking more and more risks, some of which can be harmful. Read More »

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The Science of Risky Teen Behavior

October 16, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens are more likely to take risks than any other age group. One young scientist wants to find out why.  Read More »

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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

April 11, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

December 04, 2014  /  Eric Wargo, Ph.D.

The brain is a powerful instrument. Meditation can help it do even more amazing things by sharpening and enhancing its powers. Read More »

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