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PowerTalk 21: A Good Time to Talk With Your Parents About Alcohol

April 18, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Don’t be surprised if your parents talk with you about alcohol this month. Read More »

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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

April 11, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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Addiction Is a Disease

March 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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Teens and E-cigarettes

How Many Teens Use E-cigarettes?

March 08, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out these infographics for the answer, plus more facts on teens and e-cigs. Read More »

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Alcohol and Drug Use in College-Aged Young Adults: 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey Results

February 22, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Want a quick look at the latest numbers on college-aged young adults’ use of alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and stimulants? Check out the infographics below. They show the results from the most recent Monitoring the Future national survey on substance use in this age group. Read More »

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