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Can World Series Baseball Knock Chewing Tobacco out of the Park?

October 30, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Chewing tobacco has been a tradition in professional baseball for decades, but it can be every bit as dangerous as smoking tobacco. Read More »

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A Lifeline in the Sea of Sorrow: Where to Get Help When You Need It

September 14, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Sometimes, people don’t need just information, they need help. Here’s how to reach out when you need to talk to someone. Read More »

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Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

September 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Some people say it’s time to let athletes use marijuana to treat pain from the injuries professional sports can inflict. Read More »

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When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

June 29, 2015  /  Sara Bellum

American high school students today report having fewer friends than in the past—but they’re OK with that. Read More »

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A Sober College Experience?

April 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It can be especially hard for those living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol to maintain their sobriety in college.  Supportive friends and recovery groups can help keep you out of trouble. Read More »