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Real Teens Ask: How Many Teens Use Drugs?

June 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This post, which originally appeared on SBB in October 2009, answers one of the most common questions NIDA hears from teens. The stats here come from the 2012 Monitoring the Future study. Read More »

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Have Questions About Drug Abuse and Addiction? NIDA Has Answers

January 22, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As part of National Drug Facts Week, NIDA scientists host Drug Facts Chat Day, an all-day online chat. Read More »

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Why Does Peer Pressure Influence Teens To Try Drugs?

May 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s most recent Drug Facts Chat Day,“Kid” from Totino-Grace High School in Minnesota, asked: “Why is peer pressure such a huge factor in teens’ temptations [to experiment with] drugs and alc Read More »

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Syringe full of Propofol.

Real Teens Ask: Is Propofol a Drug?

January 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, “propofol” has been mentioned often in the news. The substance was found to be the cause of his death and was the center of the highly publicized trial of his doctor. Read More »

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Teens Help Shatter the Myths About Drugs

December 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In communities across the country, students, teachers, and parents joined forces in NIDA’s second annual National Drug Facts Week from October 31 to November 6, 2011. Read More »

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