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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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Cigarettes: More Dangerous Than Before

November 20, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The U.S. Surgeon General says that cigarettes are more harmful now than in the 1950s because tobacco companies have added more toxic chemicals. Read More »

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Dirty Money: How Cocaine and Germs Contaminate Our Cash

November 06, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One bill with cocaine on it can contaminate an entire cash drawer or ATM. It’s a little like someone with a cold—if he or she sneezes on you, the chances are good that you’ll catch what the individual has. Read More »

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The Swiss Cheese Model of Addiction

October 23, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists now know drug addiction is a disease and that there are lots of things that can contribute to your risk for getting that disease—what are called risk factors. Read More »

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Drugged Driving

Drugged Driving—A New Twist on a Deadly Decision

September 10, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drugged driving is a major problem. A recent study found that more high school seniors and college students that drove impaired or with an impaired driver were under the influence of marijuana, not alcohol. Read More »

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