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Nationwide Survey Shows Fewer Teens Think Marijuana Is Harmful

December 18, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Today, NIDA released the latest results from the 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, which asks more than 40,000 8th, 10th, and 12th graders about drug, alcohol, and cigarette use. The study revealed both good news and areas for concern. Read More »

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5 Myths About ADHD Drugs

December 12, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Prescription stimulants—like Adderall and Ritalin—have been in the news Read More »

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Former “Jersey Shore” Star in Recovery From Painkiller Addiction

November 21, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino recently opened up about his recovery from painkiller addiction. Read More »

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Painkiller Abuse in the NFL: A Hefty Price for Entertainment

September 10, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

America loves its football—watching an NFL game on a crisp fall Sunday with our friends and families is a big part of our culture. But that fun comes at a cost to the pros who get tackled over and over in pursuit of a touchdown. Read More »

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Chart of Past-Year Teen Drug Abuse

During National Drug Facts Week: The Truth About Prescription Drugs

February 01, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

Did you know that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are the most commonly abused substances by high school seniors (after marijuana and alcohol)? Read More »

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