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Man holding a needle to give a teen girl an injection.

The Connection Between Pain Medications and Heroin

April 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Note: We published an updated version of this post in 2015. Read the updated version here. Read More »

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Teen girl pulled over in her car by a policeman.

Legal Marijuana and Driving: A Public Safety Problem

March 26, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

When you’re driving down the highway at 60 miles per hour, you need a clear head. Driving while distracted by your phone or driving under the influence of alcohol both can lead to crashes and tragedy. Read More »

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Hookah surrounded by tobacco smoke.

High School Seniors Are Taking Up the Hookah

March 19, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA’s 2013 Monitoring the Future study reported that more than 20%—that’s 1 in 5—high school seniors have used a hookah to smoke tobacco. A hookah is a pipe that burns flavored tobacco and passes the smoke through water before it is inhaled. Read More »

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Teens handing each other drugs

Is Pure MDMA Safer Than Other Drugs?

March 05, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

One of the biggest myths about Molly—pure MDMA—is that it’s safer than other drugs. This belief is dangerous for two reasons: Read More »

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Bottle of pills

5 Myths About ADHD Drugs

December 12, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Prescription stimulants—like Adderall and Ritalin—have been in the news Read More »

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