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Pregnancy and Drugs: Update (Part 1 – Smoking and Vaping)

June 14, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A new study links a pregnant woman’s smoking to differences in her baby’s DNA. Read More »

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Driven a Whale Lately?

June 06, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What could beluga whales—which can grow up to 37 feet long—and cars possibly have in common? Read More »

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Nine Tips to Help You Cope With Stress

May 16, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Too much stress can be bad for your health. Luckily, there are healthy ways to keep stress under control. Read More »

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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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