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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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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

April 11, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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Addiction Is a Disease

March 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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