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Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 2: Types of Stimulants

April 10, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

While prescription stimulants can help with ADHD, non-prescribed stimulants do not help with ADHD, and each one has its own side effects and risks.  Read More »

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Coffee and Energy Drinks: Test Your Knowledge

November 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you know about the effects of coffee and energy drinks? Read More »

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Check Out Cool Projects From Young Scientists

July 05, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out what these teens discovered about stress, brain development, and substance use. Read More »

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Is Caffeine Really Addictive?

May 10, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people talk about being “addicted” to their morning coffee or energy drink! But is caffeine truly addictive? Read More »

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Leave It to the Pros—Caffeine Is No Do-It-Yourself Project

February 12, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Last summer, FDA released a safety advisory about caffeine powders. Just 1 teaspoon of pure caffeine powder is equal to 25 cups of coffee—a deadly amount of coffee. Read More »

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