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Prescription Drugs Blog Posts

A teen boy and girl arguing.

Drug Use and Violence: An Unhappy Relationship

March 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to experience dating violence, and that prescription drug use can contribute to the violence. More research is needed to learn how different drugs may make us more or less aggressive or more likely to be the victim of someone else who is using drugs or alcohol.  Read More »

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A field of poppy plants.

Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

July 16, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Learn more about the different types of opioids in this updated post from 2013. Read More »

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Man holding a needle to give a teen girl an injection.

The Connection Between Pain Medications and Heroin

April 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Note: We published an updated version of this post in 2015. Read the updated version here. Read More »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Mission Impossible III opening.

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 03, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

We are saddened by the death of award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose. Read More »

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Bottle of pills

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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