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Sara's Stats: Alcohol is Out!

May 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

We know you’ve heard how dangerous drinking alcohol is, especially if you’re underage. You might even hear from those who pressure you at parties and out-of-school gatherings that “everyone’s doing it.” But the truth is, not everyone’s doing it—take it from the scientists who know. Read More »

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Snus-You?

January 26, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Smokeless tobacco is the latest nicotine-based product to drift into the marketplace and try to catch the attention of young people. Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

January 03, 2011  /  Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

Hello! I am just back from speaking at a news conference about NIDA’s 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)—a big crowd of reporters showed up to hear the latest numbers with regard to teens and drug use. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Why Do Teens Who Smoke Think They Are So Cool?

September 14, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Many teens have questions about drugs. On Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA scientists get to listen in and answer these questions from students all across the country. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Drug is Most Abused by Teens?

July 13, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, we get great questions from teens all over the country about drugs. Here’s one from “hhentze,” representing Junction City High School in Oregon: Read More »

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