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Addiction and the Importance of Social Connections

December 10, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are discovering that connecting with other people might create a positive effect for people who have problems with drugs.  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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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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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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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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