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Prescription Drugs Blog Posts

Prescription Drug Abuse: What's the Big Deal?

December 10, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Lots of people are prescribed prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin to help with pain from an injury or surgery. When taken as prescribed, these medications are safe; but when abused, they can be highly addictive and dangerous—even deadly. Read More »

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NDFW Wrap Up

November 19, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

First off, big thanks to teens and adults everywhere who took the time during NIDA’s first-ever National Drug Facts Week to learn new facts about drug abuse. After a week full of activities around the country, what can teens take away? Read More »

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The American Medicine Chest Challenge is Here!

November 12, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

In September, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored the first ever “Take Back” campaign, asking people to bring all their old and unused prescription drugs to law enforcement sites all over the country. Read More »

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First Get Drug Smart, Then Think Twice

November 02, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

The Shoutout is gathering volume and the message is coming through loud and clear: JUST THINK TWICE! Read More »

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Girls and Boys Have Different Reasons for Prescription Drug Use

October 12, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Recent research shows that American teen girls have caught up with boys in their rates of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, which hasn’t always been the case. Read More »

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