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Monitoring the Future Blog Posts

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Covering Addiction: How Common is Drug Use in College?

November 02, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Last February, NIDA held its first "Covering Addiction" Roundtable discussion for college journalists. Fifteen students from universities around Washington, D.C. picked the brains of NIDA scientists and professional health reporters, asking them about careers in science and health journalism. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Do Many Kids in High School Do Drugs?

October 05, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That's why each year NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Types of Drugs Are High School Students Using?

September 03, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At NIDA’s last Drug Facts Chat Day, ham223 asked this question: Read More »

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Dating is hard enough already--why make it harder?

July 08, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Never underestimate the power of a bright white smile. NIDA’s 2008 Monitoring the Future Survey found that the vast majority of teens—75% of high school seniors—would “prefer to date people who don’t smoke.” Read More »

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