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Words Matter: Why Don’t We Say “Addict”?

February 20, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When you speak about people who have a substance use disorder, the words you use matter. Read More »

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“Personalized Medicine” for Drug Problems?

December 18, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Could gene research help treat drug problems—or even prevent them from happening in the first place? Read More »

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Drugs and HIV/AIDS: Linked in More Ways Than One

December 01, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drugs can change the way your brain works, which can affect your judgment and lead to bad decisions. Read More »

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The Decline of Teen Tobacco Use

November 13, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

More teens are making a smart choice not to use tobacco. Read More »

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Are You “Under the Influence” of Movies and TV?

October 30, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out this infographic on smoking in movies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »