Teens

Prescription Drugs Blog Posts

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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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How Risky Is It To Combine Drugs? Test Your Knowledge

November 26, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Take our quiz to learn what can happen if a person uses two or more drugs at the same time. Read More »

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Opioids: Just the Facts

August 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What are the risks of misusing opioids? Learn the answer and more about opioids in NIDA’s new guide “Opioid Facts for Teens.” Read More »

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