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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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Naloxone Saves Lives

July 18, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If someone is overdosing, it’s really important to get them help as soon as possible. It could save their life. Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

May 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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What Is an Opioid?

May 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people misusing prescription opioids get addicted to these drugs, and the consequences are sometimes fatal. Read More »

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