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Non-Addictive Drugs: Are They Always Safe?

July 31, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Addictive or not, all drugs come with risks and should be used with care.  Read More »

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Justin Bieber

Sizzurp: It’s Not Cool

June 13, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In recent months, gossip magazines have reported on Justin Bieber’s erratic behavior, such as wearing a gas mask, fainting at a London concert, and traveling with a mo Read More »

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warning label on medication advising against drinking alcohol

Medications and Alcohol Don't Mix

November 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

If you’re taking any medications—either those prescribed by a doctor or over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine—it’s not a good idea to drink alcohol. Often, the medication label will warn you not to—because of the possible dangerous side effects. Read the label! Read More »

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Tired girl taking sleeping pill

Catching Some ZZZZs: Safe Ways To Get to Sleep

May 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever had a night when you just couldn’t fall asleep? It’s a terrible feeling. Tossing and turning, watching the minutes click closer to dawn, dreading how tired you’re going to be the next day—the more you try to sleep, the harder it gets. Read More »

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cohol and Drugs Don't Mix

Alcohol and Drugs Don't Mix

April 08, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

A recent episode of the hit TV show “Glee” focused on the problem of underage drinking. Called “Blame It on the Alcohol,” the episode depicted glee club members narrowly avoiding school suspension for drinking on school grounds—never a smart idea! Read More »

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