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Social Media: Nothing But the Truth?

The NIDA Blog Team
July 25, 2016

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

The NIDA Blog Team
March 29, 2016

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

The NIDA Blog Team
November 16, 2015

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

The NIDA Blog Team
September 14, 2015

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

Sara Bellum
June 29, 2015

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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