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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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Word of the Day: Psychoactive Drugs

October 07, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever heard the term ”psychoactive drugs?” Drugs in this category act on the central nervous system and and alter its normal, everyday activity, causing changes in mood, awareness, and behavior. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What are stimulants?

August 31, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

In a recent Drug Facts Chat Day, freeman-jones of Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, Maryland asked: Can taking Ritalin help you if you have not been prescribed Ritalin? Read More »

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Alco-Pops: A Refreshment to Rethink

June 22, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Alcohol companies have tapped into a growing market to introduce underage drinkers to their products, on the basis that kids who acquire a taste for alcoholic drinks early are more likely to get hooked. 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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