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“Borrowing” Drugs Is Risky Business

September 11, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using someone else's prescription medication can be dangerous. Read More »

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Could Snake Venom Help with the Opioid Problem?

March 20, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are studying venom from snakes and spiders that might lead to safer or more effective pain relievers. This approach to developing drugs is called “toxineering." Read More »

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Student Athletics: The “Anti-Opioid”

October 03, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you’re a teen athlete, you’re actually less likely to misuse prescription opioids than teens who don’t participate in sports or exercise regularly. Read More »

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Should Schools Be Ready for Opioid Overdoses?

September 26, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Lawmakers in some states have started to authorize schools to have naloxone—which can reduce opioid overdoses—handy if they need it. Read More »

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What We Know—and Don’t Know—About Kratom

August 30, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We’re still learning about the effects of kratom on a person’s brain and body. Read More »

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