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Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 3: Misusing Prescription Stimulants—Myth vs. Fact

April 17, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It’s possible to misuse a stimulant—even if it was prescribed for you—and that can lead to health problems.  Read More »

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Fake Prescription Pills Are Real Danger

October 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Counterfeit prescription drugs are pills that look like prescription medications, but may actually be something different. Read More »

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Wired to Win? Drug Testing Comes to eSports

November 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Like the big leagues in traditional sports, electronic sports are facing their own drug scandal, as some “e-athletes” turn to chemicals for an extra edge in performance.  Read More »

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Drug Use Leads to HIV Epidemic for One Community

April 08, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A county in rural Indiana is in the national spotlight because of a dramatic increase in HIV infections. Health experts say that 100% of the recently diagnosed people were infected by sharing needles to inject themselves with the prescription pain medication Opana. Read More »

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Crossing the Line: Athletes Risk Their Health When Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

December 11, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage. Read More »

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