A word cloud of addiction and related words

Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: What's the Difference?

January 12, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different. Read More »

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A teen girl holding her head in pain.

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

April 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A lot of people seem to think marijuana is different from other drugs. Unfortunately, it’s not the case: Just like with other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), you can get addicted to marijuana—especially if you use it during your teen years. Read More »

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Eye of person in withdrawl

Word of the Day: Withdrawal

May 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Ever wonder how “real” those grueling scenes on reality TV shows are when actors and other celebrities check in for addiction rehab and are shown going through withdrawal? After all, these folks are all in show biz! Read More »

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