Drugs & Health Blog

Drug Facts for Teens Blog Posts

Woman using an electronic cigarette.

E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

November 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012. But are teens turning to a new alternative known as “e-cigarettes”? Read More »

15 Comments
Pregnant woman holding stomach

Using Drugs When Pregnant Harms the Baby

September 26, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Did you know that using alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs during pregnancy can harm the mother and her baby? Everything a pregnant woman eats, drinks, or takes affects the baby. Using drugs can hurt the baby’s growth or even cause the baby to get sick. Read More »

69 Comments
Young woman lifting weights

Sports Supplements: Not a Safe “Quick Fix”

September 24, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

When working out or playing sports, you may feel like you want to up your game. There are lots of sports products out there that claim to help you run faster, be stronger, or play longer—but be careful. Read More »

4 Comments
Concert Goers

Concert Goers Overdose on Molly

September 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

MDMA, or Molly, is suspected in the death [link removed, post does not exist anymore] of 2 people who attended Electric Zoo—a 3-day festival of dance music in New York. Four others were hospitalized. Read More »

4 Comments
poppy plants

Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

September 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted their questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

10 Comments

Pages