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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful?

May 04, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We still don’t know if e-cigarettes can hurt your lungs, but we do know that they deliver the same highly addictive nicotine as regular cigarettes. Read More »

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Web Robot Buys Drugs and Gets Busted

April 27, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When Swiss police heard about a shipment of drugs delivered in the mail, they found an unlikely recipient: a web robot. Read More »

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Drug Use and Violence: An Unhappy Relationship

March 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to experience dating violence, and that prescription drug use can contribute to the violence. More research is needed to learn how different drugs may make us more or less aggressive or more likely to be the victim of someone else who is using drugs or alcohol.  Read More »

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What Are Date Rape Drugs and How Do You Avoid Them?

March 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You may have been warned that sometimes people secretly slip drugs into other people’s drinks to take advantage of them sexually. These drugs are called “date rape drugs.” Read More »

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Molly—New Cases of Toxic Batch Raise Awareness

February 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Illicit drugs like Molly have no safety labels. It’s a myth that Molly is “safe” because it’s pure MDMA. Powder sold as Molly can actually contain stimulants, cough medicine, ketamine, caffeine, cocaine, methamphetamine, or bath salts. It can contain whatever the person making the drug wants it to contain.  Read More »

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