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Is Teen Drug Use Related to Brain Size?

February 03, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens who use nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana have two brain areas that are smaller than average when they become adults. Read More »

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Three Surprising Risks From Vaping

January 27, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The more we learn about vaping, the riskier it turns out to be. Dr. Kevin Walton, a scientific expert on vaping, explains the risks.  Read More »

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TV and Tobacco: A Dangerous Match

January 21, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It's becoming more common to see characters in TV programs smoking on screen. What does that mean for teens and tobacco use?  Read More »

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The Year in Drugs and Health News: 2019 Blog Roundup

January 06, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out all of the addiction science updates that we shared on the blog in 2019. Read More »

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Monitoring the Future 2019: The Highs and Lows of Vaping

December 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The annual survey found that teens' use of most drugs continues to decline—with one alarming exception. Read More »

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