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Drug Testing for…Poppy Seeds?

February 07, 2013  /  Jack Maypole, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, South End Community Health Center

Did you know that morphine, codeine, and heroin are produced from the seeds of certain kinds of poppy flowers? Read More »

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Chart of Past-Year Teen Drug Abuse

During National Drug Facts Week: The Truth About Prescription Drugs

February 01, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

Did you know that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are the most commonly abused substances by high school seniors (after marijuana and alcohol)? Read More »

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National Drug IQ Challenge

Take the National Drug IQ Challenge

January 30, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

National Drug Facts Week is in full swing! Have you looked up any facts? As a scientist, I love studying data and reading about real facts that have been tested by credible science. Some facts might surprise you. For example, did you know that: Read More »

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Teens participating in Mentor's National Drug Facts Week event

YOU Are the Voice of Your Generation…

January 29, 2013  /  Michaela Pratt, Marketing & Project Manager for Mentor Foundation USA

…Which is a pretty powerful thing, when you think about it. At Mentor Foundation USA, we encourage teens to use their voices. Read More »

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Group of teens at a National Drug Facts Week event

National Drug Facts Week Starts Today!

January 28, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

This week begins NIDA’s annual National Drug Facts Week. Around the country, more than 500 schools and community groups will hold events to talk with teens about drugs—focusing on the facts. Read More »

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