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Words Matter: Why Don’t We Say “Addict”?

February 20, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When you speak about people who have a substance use disorder, the words you use matter. Read More »

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Out of Control: Opioids and the Brain

February 12, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The longer someone misuses opioids, the harder it is to quit.  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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The Year in Drug News: 2017 Blog Roundup

January 03, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out our list of last year’s blog posts—on secondhand marijuana smoke, e-cigarettes, opioids, and more—and see what you may have missed. Read More »

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Addicted to Aggression?

November 27, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People who are addicted to aggression have things in common with people addicted to drugs.  Read More »

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