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Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: What's the Difference?

January 12, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different. Read More »

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Pop Quiz: What Do You Know About Safe Driving?

September 06, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Want to be a safer driver? Here’s a start: Take our quiz to see how much you know about drugged, drunken, and distracted driving. Read More »

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What We Know—and Don’t Know—About Kratom

August 30, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We’re still learning about the effects of kratom on a person’s brain and body. Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

May 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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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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