Drug Facts Chat Day Blog Posts

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Eight Questions From Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

April 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you really know about why people become addicted to drugs, whether marijuana can be medicine, and what causes a hangover? Read More »

A roomful of experts from NIDA and other government health institutes answering questions from teens about drug via computers.

Reflecting on Drug Facts Chat Day

March 02, 2015  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

Marijuana and peer pressure were two of the most popular themes during Drug Facts Chat Day—NIDA's  the main opportunity to communicate directly with young people.   Read More »

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Shattering Drug Myths During National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW)

January 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

This year, with over 1,000 NDAFW events in every state, more teens than ever before will have a chance to learn something that may change the course of their lives.  Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

July 16, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Learn more about the different types of opioids in this updated post from 2013. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

July 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Does someone in your family abuse drugs? Learn more about how DNA can influence a person’s chances of becoming addicted to drugs in this updated post from 2011. Read More »