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Prescription Drugs Blog Posts

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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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Real Teens Ask: What Drug is Most Abused by Teens?

July 13, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, we get great questions from teens all over the country about drugs. Here’s one from “hhentze,” representing Junction City High School in Oregon: Read More »

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Virtual Brain Training

June 17, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Imagine you are a teen with ADHD. It’s hard for you to focus in class, your mind wanders everywhere, and even though you want to do well in class you’d much rather be outside shooting hoops. Although you take notes, it’s hard for you to remember the teacher’s instructions. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are Opioids?

June 07, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Teens have a lot of questions about drugs, which is why NIDA holds an annual Drug Facts Chat Day to explain the science behind drug abuse. Read More »

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