Drug Facts Chat Day Blog Posts

Teens looking at a computer

Using the Internet To Learn the Science About Drugs

November 03, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

The Internet is teeming with blogs about everything from food to shopping to high-tech gadgets. Anyone and everyone can start a blog, and while many bloggers try their hardest to get the facts right, mistakes do happen. Read More »

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Ask the Experts: Today Is Drug Facts Chat Day

November 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Today is NIDA’s fifth annual Drug Facts Chat Day. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Why Take Drugs?

September 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, young people asked a lot of great questions. One really basic question came from a student in Pennsylvania: Why do people take drugs? Read More »

Teens being social

Real Teens Ask: Drugs and Socializing

September 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Being a teen is tricky, and sometimes we all wish for a quick fix when we’re feeling awkward or out of place. At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a middle school student in Maryland: Read More »

Scratching teen

Real Teens Ask about Effects of Heroin

June 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a high school student: “Why do people scratch a lot when they are high on heroin?” Read More »