Tinotenda holds the prototype of the mobile alcohol sensor.

These Teens’ Ideas Could Save Lives

August 19, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Three international teen scientists won honorable mentions in Addiction Science Awards for their inventions that could reduce deaths from oral cancer and drunk driving. Read More »

Award winners Nikita, Sid, and Aditya stand with their award certificates.

Designing a Tamper-Resistant Opioid: Announcing the 2019 Addiction Science Award Winners

July 08, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

These 2019 Addiction Science Award winners developed a tamper-resistant opioid, explored the gene/addiction connection, and identified risky teen behaviors.  Read More »

How do people use tobacco and nicotine? People can smoke, sniff, chew, or inhale the vapors of tobacco and nicotine products. Some products that you smoke: cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes hookahs. Smokeless products: chewing tobacco, snuff (ground tobacco that can be sniffed or put between your check and gums), dip (wet snuff that is chewed), snus (small pouch of wet snuff).

The Problem(s) With Nicotine

June 24, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

E-cigarettes and tobacco products contain an addictive drug called nicotine, which makes it very hard to stop using them. Read More »

Tobacco wrinkles, bad breath, yellow teeth, wheezing, stinky clothes. Addiction skin damage cataracts wrinkles mouth cancer throat cancer heart disease lung disease image of young man

You Said It: “I Know Someone Who Started Smoking and Wishes They Could Quit”

May 20, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you know someone who wants to quit smoking, you can help by listening without judgment and sharing some of these facts with your friend. Read More »

Infographic section 4 Alcohol use in college students is higher than in their non-college peers. 2017 Monitoring the Future College Students and Young Adults Survey Results. Alcohol Use Per Month. Alcohol mixed with energy drinks past year.

Choices Matter—At Any Age

March 04, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When it comes to drugs and alcohol, the choices you make as a young adult will be just as important as the ones you make in your teen years.  Read More »

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