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Student Athletics: The “Anti-Opioid”

October 03, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you’re a teen athlete, you’re actually less likely to misuse prescription opioids than teens who don’t participate in sports or exercise regularly. Read More »

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Prince Died From an Overdose of Fentanyl

June 27, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Medical authorities have discovered what caused the death of the musician Prince: He overdosed on the drug fentanyl. Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

May 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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Have You Seen Molly? Even if You Think So, You May Have Been Fooled

May 13, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When you buy drugs called Molly or MDMA, there is no way to know what you are actually getting. Drug dealers are salesmen, and it’s all branding. 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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