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Addiction Science Award Winner Emily Garcia

A Teen Scientist Asks: How Can Parents Safely Manage Medicines in the Home?

October 02, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Emily Garcia shares her thoughts about the important role parents play in safely storing medicines and about her love for science.  Read More »

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Teens’ Drug Use Is Lower Than Ever (Mostly)

January 08, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens are using alcohol, opioids, and cigarettes less frequently than they used to. But they don't always know about the risks involved in using e-cigarettes, marijuana, and inhalants.  Read More »

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Say What? “Epigenetics”

April 24, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Taking drugs can affect which of your genes are switched on or off, and this can be passed on to your kids. Read More »

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A Personal Story of Sorrow and Hope: The Jacob P. Waletzky Award

January 27, 2016  /  Jeremy Waletzky, M.D.

If there had been a treatment that worked, Jacob would have used it. He’d had several treatments that helped some—but he was still dead. Read More »

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Peering Into the Teen Brain: What Does Risky Behavior Look Like?

January 05, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Researchers are getting closer to understanding one important factor behind the risky choices of teens who use drugs. It has to do with the brain. Read More »

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