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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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Addiction in Fiction: Dealing With Peer Pressure in the CW’s TV Show iZombie (Part 1 of 2)

November 30, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Creating a plan to resist peer pressure will help you stick to your decision to be drug-free. Read More »

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Teen Friendships Rely—but Don’t Depend—on Technology

November 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Technology isn't removing personal interaction from teens’ social lives; it's expanding the ways interaction can happen. Read More »