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The Science of Risky Teen Behavior

October 16, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens are more likely to take risks than any other age group. One young scientist wants to find out why.  Read More »

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“Getting High” Is Really About Not Feeling Low

September 25, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People who use a drug over and over may be trying to escape the bad feelings that the drug caused in the first place. Read More »

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What’s It Like Being a Young Scientist?

August 28, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One of our 2017 Addiction Science Award Winners shares her advice for teens thinking about a science career.   Read More »

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Say What? "Scientific Method"

August 21, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The process that scientists use to conduct experiments is constantly revealing more about how drug use affects the mind and body.  Read More »

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Say What? “Receptor”

June 26, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drug use can change the way nerve cells in your brain work. Read More »

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