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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 »

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A baseball glove, baseball, and canister of tobacco.

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 young man sitting by a computer looking sad.

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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A teenage boy and girl using smartphones to send emails.

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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