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A series of pictures from the infographic that depicts how cocaine and germs contaminate our money.

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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A cup of hot coffee surrounded by coffee beans.

The Buzz on Caffeine

June 25, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

This post from 2012 gets a refresh highlighting new caffeine trends. Question: What’s the most widely used drug? Read More »

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Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

June 11, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but this picture is all about the numbers. With 38,329 people dying from drug overdoses in 2010, it’s hard to really grasp the lives lost, the families and friends in mourning, or the generations that will never be, for those who took too much of a drug or who fatally mixed two drugs together (including alcohol). Read More »

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