Teens

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Teens and “Nomophobia”: Cell Phone Separation Anxiety

December 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Do you get stressed when you can’t check your texts? One teen set out to discover how cell phone separation anxiety affects teens. Read More »

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Five teens using social media

Teen Friendships Rely—but Don’t Depend—on Technology

November 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Technology isn't removing personal interaction from teens’ social lives; it's expanding the ways interaction can happen. Read More »

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The door of a police car that says "to protect and to serve"

“Addiction itself is not a crime, it’s a disease.”

May 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A Massachusetts police department has announced that it will help people who are addicted to drugs get through the system toward detox and recovery. Read More »

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A group of college students studying together.

A Sober College Experience?

April 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It can be especially hard for those living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol to maintain their sobriety in college.  Supportive friends and recovery groups can help keep you out of trouble. Read More »

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A drawing that shows the electrical impulses in the brain.

Traumatic Brain Injury, Drug Addiction, and the Developing Teen Brain

March 19, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Traumatic brain injuries pose higher risks for the teen brain because it isn't fully formed yet. This is also a reason why using drugs as a teen increases the chances for addiction. Read More »

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