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How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

February 01, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, a different competition is going on: the National Football League (NFL) vs. drug use. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Lincoln Faces Addiction in CW’s TV Show The 100

January 20, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Fictional characters are sometimes depicted dealing with issues of drug use and addiction. How accurate are their experiences? Read More »

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Teens Continue To Be Awesome: Fewer and Fewer Teens are Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

December 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Most substance use among teens is dropping; much of it reached the lowest levels since the Monitoring the Future survey began more than 40 years ago. Read More »

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Bilingual Brains Are Buff

December 07, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You can help keep your brain in peak condition by learning a second language. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Tainted Drugs and Molly in The CW’s TV Show iZombie (Part 2 of 2)

December 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On the TV show iZombie, characters make mistakes that help illustrate just how risky drug use is—in the real world. Read More »

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