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Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling—UPDATE

September 18, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In just one year there has been an increase of over 3,000 deaths from drug overdose—nearly 8%—between 2010 and 2011. More than half of those deaths (55%) are related to prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Take the Test Take Control -- National HIV Testing Day

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco - I'm Not Buying It!

April 12, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is betting that young people have something powerful to say about smoking. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Where do you find science-based health information?

October 25, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Many U.S. Government agencies have Web sites to share information and resources with the public. Some help you find services you need—for instance, the Motor Vehicle Administration in your state helps you understand how to get your driver’s license. Read More »

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Teen Brain, a Work in Progress

September 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever wondered why you have to be 16 to get your driver’s license or 18 to vote or 21 to legally drink alcohol? It’s partly because your brain is not ready to take on these responsibilities, since your brain is not fully developed when you’re a teen. Read More »

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