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Sculpting Your Brain: The Science of Addiction

September 10, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using drugs in your teen years can affect the way your brain develops.  Read More »

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Say What? “Relapse”

July 09, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A person who's trying to stop using drugs can sometimes start using them again. Fortunately, treatment can help to lower the chance of this happening. Read More »

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Say What? "Habituation"

February 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The process of habituation can lead to teens taking more and more risks, some of which can be harmful. Read More »

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Finding Your Yoda: Why Mentors Matter

July 13, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

While Yoda himself might not be available, think about finding your own mentor! Read More »

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Eight Questions From Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

April 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you really know about why people become addicted to drugs, whether marijuana can be medicine, and what causes a hangover? Read More »

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