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Social Media: Nothing But the Truth?

July 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you want to be a savvy user of social media, it helps to remember that what you see online almost never shows the complete picture. Read More »

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Teen Friendships Rely—but Don’t Depend—on Technology

November 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Technology isn't removing personal interaction from teens’ social lives; it's expanding the ways interaction can happen. Read More »

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When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

June 29, 2015  /  Sara Bellum

American high school students today report having fewer friends than in the past—but they’re OK with that. Read More »

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InstaBuzzed: Celebrities, Drugs, and Social Media

January 22, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj have posted hundreds of pictures on Instagram with drugs and alcohol. With celebrities racking up millions of followers, it’s a bummer that some of them use their reach and power to promote their use of alcohol and drugs.  Read More »

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Thunderclap! Amplify Our Voices for National Drug Facts Week

January 27, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Today is the first day of National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) 2014. This is the week when NIDA aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Communities across the country will host events throughout the week to educate teens about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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