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Social Media: Nothing But the Truth?

July 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you want to be a savvy user of social media, it helps to remember that what you see online almost never shows the complete picture. Read More »

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Addiction Is a Disease

March 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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Teen Friendships Rely—but Don’t Depend—on Technology

November 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Technology isn't removing personal interaction from teens’ social lives; it's expanding the ways interaction can happen. Read More »

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A Lifeline in the Sea of Sorrow: Where to Get Help When You Need It

September 14, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Sometimes, people don’t need just information, they need help. Here’s how to reach out when you need to talk to someone. Read More »

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When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

June 29, 2015  /  Sara Bellum

American high school students today report having fewer friends than in the past—but they’re OK with that. Read More »

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