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Identifying Unreported Overdose Suicides: Top Addiction Science Award Winner 2018

June 25, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The Addiction Science Awards honor remarkable teen scientists and their work to advance the science of addiction. Read More »

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Energy Drinks and Drug Use: A Surprising Connection

June 11, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

College students who regularly consume energy drinks could be at increased risk for drug problems.  Read More »

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Teen Researcher Asks: Why Do E-Cigs Harm the Lungs?

June 04, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

She discovered an interesting—and unsettling—connection between e-cig vapor and burning garbage.  Read More »

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Fentanyl: A Big Danger in Small Amounts

May 29, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A recent report found that nearly half of overdose deaths that are related to opioids involve fentanyl. Read More »

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Drug Use and Mental Health Problems: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People addicted to drugs are about twice as likely to suffer from mental health disorders, and vice versa.  Read More »

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