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Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 3: Misusing Prescription Stimulants—Myth vs. Fact

April 17, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It’s possible to misuse a stimulant—even if it was prescribed for you—and that can lead to health problems.  Read More »

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Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 2: Types of Stimulants

April 10, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

While prescription stimulants can help with ADHD, non-prescribed stimulants do not help with ADHD, and each one has its own side effects and risks.  Read More »

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Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 1: How Stimulants Work

April 03, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy by raising the levels of dopamine (a chemical) in the brain and other parts of the body, similar to the way dopamine is naturally produced.  Read More »

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Wired to Win? Drug Testing Comes to eSports

November 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Like the big leagues in traditional sports, electronic sports are facing their own drug scandal, as some “e-athletes” turn to chemicals for an extra edge in performance.  Read More »

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The Buzz on Caffeine

June 25, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

This post from 2012 gets a refresh highlighting new caffeine trends. Question: What’s the most widely used drug? Read More »

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