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Word of the Day: Psychoactive Drugs

October 07, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever heard the term ”psychoactive drugs?” Drugs in this category act on the central nervous system and and alter its normal, everyday activity, causing changes in mood, awareness, and behavior. Read More »

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March is National Inhalants Month

March 29, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

We get a lot of comments and questions about what drugs do to your brain, including chemicals that people sniff to get high. Read More »

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What Happened to Mark?

March 02, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

The news story said Mark McGwire's voice "cracked with emotion" when he finally admitted to the world he had used steroids for 10 years, including the season he broke the home run record, hitting 70 slammers in 1998. Read More »

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Meth Mouth and Crank Bugs: Meth-a-morphosis

January 11, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

The SBB has already told you about some of the nasty effects that methamphetamine can have on the body—remember that post about how scavengers won’t even eat the Read More »

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Smoking: Then and Now

December 09, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

What we know about drug abuse evolves over time. This is true for smoking and tobacco addiction, too. We know much more now than we did 100, 40, or even 10 years ago. Read More »

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