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Addiction and the Importance of Social Connections

December 10, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are discovering that connecting with other people might create a positive effect for people who have problems with drugs.  Read More »

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Say What? “Receptor”

June 26, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drug use can change the way nerve cells in your brain work. Read More »

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Sleep Is Your Brain’s Best Friend

December 07, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Skipping sleep doesn’t just make you feel sleepy, exhausted, and crabby; it actually makes things harder for your brain. Read More »

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Your Really, Totally, Incredibly Awesome Brain

August 22, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The human brain is the command center for your entire body. 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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