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Prince Died From an Overdose of Fentanyl

June 27, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Medical authorities have discovered what caused the death of the musician Prince: He overdosed on the drug fentanyl. Read More »

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Pregnancy and Drugs: Update (Part 2 – Marijuana, Opioids, and Illegal Drugs)

June 20, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

An expecting mother’s use of drugs has all kinds of risks for the baby. 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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What’s the Connection Between Prescription Pain Pills and Heroin?

March 24, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing prescription pain pills and using heroin are very risky moves. Read More »

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