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Tech-Wise: A “Wearable” That Measures Alcohol Intake

July 10, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

This device could help a person make safe choices while—and after—drinking. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Dealing with the Consequences of a Drug Problem in “This Is Us”

May 30, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Fictional characters are often portrayed having real-life struggles. What can we learn from their stories?  Read More »

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Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: What's the Difference?

January 12, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different. Read More »

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Sleep Is Your Brain’s Best Friend

December 07, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Skipping sleep doesn’t just make you feel sleepy, exhausted, and crabby; it actually makes things harder for your brain. Read More »

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Coffee and Energy Drinks: Test Your Knowledge

November 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you know about the effects of coffee and energy drinks? Read More »

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