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Prescription Drugs Blog Posts

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What Is Lean?

July 13, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing prescription cough medicine can lead to nausea and dizziness, and in some cases, seizures and overdose.  Read More »

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Does Your Family Know the Risks of Misusing Opioids?

April 13, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing opioids can have serious health consequences. Read More »

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Can You Get Addicted to Cough and Cold Medicines?

January 13, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Cough and cold medicines taken as instructed can be safe and effective. But misusing them can have harmful results. Read More »

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Mixing Medicines Can Be Dangerous

July 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Mixing prescription and over-the-counter medicines with other medicines or substances—intentionally or by accident—can have dangerous effects.  Read More »

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What To Ask Your Dentist About Opioids

April 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One of the best ways to reduce your chance of misusing an opioid pain reliever is to talk to your dentist. Read More »

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