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Meth Mouth: Some Ugly Numbers

The NIDA Blog Team
February 29, 2016

Did you know? Methamphetamine use can cause “meth mouth,” where a meth user’s teeth become broken, stained, and rotten, and may eventually fall out. Read More »

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Alcohol and Drug Use in College-Aged Young Adults: 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey Results

The NIDA Blog Team
February 22, 2016

Want a quick look at the latest numbers on college-aged young adults’ use of alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and stimulants? Check out the infographics below. They show the results from the most recent Monitoring the Future national survey on substance use in this age group. Read More »

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Hookah Isn’t Harmless

The NIDA Blog Team
February 09, 2016

Think smoking hookah is safe? Or at least safer than cigarettes? Think again. Read More »

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Teens Continue To Be Awesome: Fewer and Fewer Teens are Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 16, 2015

Most substance use among teens is dropping; much of it reached the lowest levels since the Monitoring the Future survey began more than 40 years ago. Read More »

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What Is Hemp?

The NIDA Blog Team
November 04, 2015

Is hemp the same thing as marijuana? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Read More »

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