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Is Caffeine Really Addictive?

May 10, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people talk about being “addicted” to their morning coffee or energy drink! But is caffeine truly addictive? Read More »

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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

April 11, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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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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