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What To Ask Your Dentist About Opioids

April 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One of the best ways to reduce your chance of misusing an opioid pain reliever is to talk to your dentist. Read More »

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What Do Anabolic Steroids Do to Your Body? Test Your Knowledge

April 01, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Take this quiz to learn about the effects of misusing anabolic steroids. Read More »

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Say What? "Naloxone"

March 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists and health professionals are working toward solutions that save lives from the opioid crisis. One of those solutions is naloxone.  Read More »

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Myth or Fact? "Spice Is Like Marijuana"

February 19, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Spice might look like marijuana, but that’s where the similarities end.  Read More »

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Why Is Nicotine So Addictive?

February 04, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Tobacco use kills about 1,300 people every day. What makes nicotine—a main ingredient in tobacco—so addictive? Read More »

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