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Love and Drugs and Violence

February 16, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

There is a connection between people in abusive dating relationships and drugs and alcohol. Read More »

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It's Not Just You: The Teen Years Can Be an Emotional Roller Coaster

June 06, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Ever have one of those days? One minute you’re feeling great; the next, you’re knocked down by a bad grade or a fight with a friend. Read More »

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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

March 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. When this happens, the person has “co-occurring disorders.” Read More »

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Tips for Healthier Holidays and a Happy New Year

December 22, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

The holiday season, we are told, is supposed to be bright and full of cheer. As fun as they can be, however, the holidays sometimes can be hard to handle. Read More »

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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - What You Can Do

April 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Sometimes we make jokes about our mental health, but serious mental illness is a real problem among young people in this country. Did you know that an estimated 4.5 to 6.3 million youth in the United States face mental health challenges? Read More »

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