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Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help My Friend?

July 20, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At the last “Drug Facts Chat Day,” a teen from Lima Central Catholic High School in Lima, Ohio asked: Read More »

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“Blending” Research and Real Life

April 21, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

In April NIDA is having its “Blending” conference. No, this is not a conference about smoothies…So what does “Blending” mean to NIDA? Read More »

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Word of the Day: Relapse

January 26, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Relapse…If you keep up with the SBB you know by now that addiction is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that takes hold in some people who abuse drugs. You may also know that some people can quit their drug use. But often a person will return to using drugs after they have quit. Read More »

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Degrassi on Teen Nick

October 10, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

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How To Help a Friend in Need

September 24, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Figuring out what to do when a friend or someone you know is having trouble with drugs or alcohol can be tricky. You want to help, but you might not know how to bring it up. Here are some tips. Read More »

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