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6 Tactful Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure To Use Drugs and Alcohol

March 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Even when you are confident in your decision not to use drugs or alcohol, it can be hard when it’s your friend who is offering. Here are a few tips that may come in handy. Read More »

Gymkana members balancing on chairs.

Gymkana—An Awesome Way to Steer Clear of Drugs and Alcohol

February 23, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One of the best ways to escape the pressure to drink alcohol or take drugs is to hang out with people that don’t use them. If you think no one shares your desire to live a healthy life—think again. You just have to know where to look. Read More »

Caffeine molecule.

Leave It to the Pros—Caffeine Is No Do-It-Yourself Project

February 12, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Last summer, FDA released a safety advisory about caffeine powders. Just 1 teaspoon of pure caffeine powder is equal to 25 cups of coffee—a deadly amount of coffee. Read More »

Two teen girls being goofy.

“I Wish That I Could Be Like The Cool Kids.”

January 12, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If in 10 years you were to take a look back at the cool kids in your middle school— recent research suggests—they may not turn out like you’d expect. Read More »

An infographic that says "3 out of 4 people use designated drivers."

Designated Drivers—You Are Not Alone

January 08, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Most people use designated drivers, but not everyone.  Help reduce drunk driving deaths with these tips. Read More »