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What Is an Opioid?

May 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people misusing prescription opioids get addicted to these drugs, and the consequences are sometimes fatal. Read More »

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The Science of Drug Testing: How Alcohol Breath Tests Work

April 04, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On this blog we’ve discussed alcohol from many different angles; now let’s take a look at alcohol breath tests. Read More »

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What’s the Connection Between Prescription Pain Pills and Heroin?

March 24, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing prescription pain pills and using heroin are very risky moves. Read More »

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How Many Teens Use E-cigarettes?

March 08, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out these infographics for the answer, plus more facts on teens and e-cigs. Read More »

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Meth Mouth: Some Ugly Numbers

February 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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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