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Spice: "If You Use It, You're Experimenting on Yourself"

April 19, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Ask NIDA scientist Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., what she wants to tell young people about the synthetic (manmade) marijuana called Spice, and she responds with passion. In a recent interview with SBB, Dr. Read More »

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Medical Marijuana: It's Complicated

March 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Doesn’t the term “medical marijuana” sound like an oxymoron? Read More »

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Twenty Years of Inhalant Abuse Awareness

March 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

March 18–24, 2012, marks the 20th observance of National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week. Read More »

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The Buzz on Caffeine

February 07, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Note: This post has been updated here. Read More »

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Treating Addiction With Medication

January 31, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Most people are familiar with taking prescription medications like antibiotics when they get sick. Some people also are prescribed medication to help with a problem like depression or ADHD. Read More »

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