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Drug Use and Violence: An Unhappy Relationship

March 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to experience dating violence, and that prescription drug use can contribute to the violence. More research is needed to learn how different drugs may make us more or less aggressive or more likely to be the victim of someone else who is using drugs or alcohol.  Read More »

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Molly—New Cases of Toxic Batch Raise Awareness

February 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Illicit drugs like Molly have no safety labels. It’s a myth that Molly is “safe” because it’s pure MDMA. Powder sold as Molly can actually contain stimulants, cough medicine, ketamine, caffeine, cocaine, methamphetamine, or bath salts. It can contain whatever the person making the drug wants it to contain.  Read More »

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Cigarettes: More Dangerous Than Before

November 20, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The U.S. Surgeon General says that cigarettes are more harmful now than in the 1950s because tobacco companies have added more toxic chemicals. Read More »

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Dirty Money: How Cocaine and Germs Contaminate Our Cash

November 06, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One bill with cocaine on it can contaminate an entire cash drawer or ATM. It’s a little like someone with a cold—if he or she sneezes on you, the chances are good that you’ll catch what the individual has. Read More »

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The Swiss Cheese Model of Addiction

October 23, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists now know drug addiction is a disease and that there are lots of things that can contribute to your risk for getting that disease—what are called risk factors. Read More »

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