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Addiction Is a Disease

March 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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Their Work Really Is Brain Science

March 14, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A lot of what we know about drugs comes from studies of how they interact with the human brain. Read More »

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Peering Into the Teen Brain: What Does Risky Behavior Look Like?

January 05, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Researchers are getting closer to understanding one important factor behind the risky choices of teens who use drugs. It has to do with the brain. Read More »

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Nora Volkow and Charles O'Keefe present an award in an envelope to Kashfia Nehrin Rahman.

Teens and “Nomophobia”: Cell Phone Separation Anxiety

December 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Do you get stressed when you can’t check your texts? One teen set out to discover how cell phone separation anxiety affects teens. Read More »

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Bilingual Brains Are Buff

December 07, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You can help keep your brain in peak condition by learning a second language. Read More »

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