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Say What? "Naloxone"

March 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists and health professionals are working toward solutions that save lives from the opioid crisis. One of those solutions is naloxone.  Read More »

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Myth or Fact? "Spice Is Like Marijuana"

February 19, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Spice might look like marijuana, but that’s where the similarities end.  Read More »

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Why Is Nicotine So Addictive?

February 04, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Tobacco use kills about 1,300 people every day. What makes nicotine—a main ingredient in tobacco—so addictive? Read More »

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How Risky Is It To Combine Drugs? Test Your Knowledge

November 26, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Take our quiz to learn what can happen if a person uses two or more drugs at the same time. Read More »

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How Safe Is “Social Smoking”? Test Your Knowledge

July 16, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You know about the health problems from smoking cigarettes. But what about just smoking a cigarette every now and then? Read More »

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