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Myth or Fact? “Addiction Is a Choice"

June 17, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Addiction is a brain disease. It’s not a choice, and it’s not a weakness. Drugs can change how the brain works, and those changes can last for a long time.  Read More »

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Ask a Scientist: National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day

December 03, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One day every year, scientists answer teens' questions about drugs, alcohol, addiction, and the brain. Read More »

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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? “Placebo”

March 12, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Placebos are used in scientific studies to test how well a drug works.  Read More »

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How Do Drugs Change Your Brain? Test Your Knowledge

March 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Take our quiz to learn how drugs can affect your brain. Read More »

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