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“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 »

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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 »

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A man with big muscles holding performance-enhancing drug in his hand.

Crossing the Line: Athletes Risk Their Health When Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

December 11, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage. Read More »

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A skeleton holding a syringe and thinking, No Drugs.

Stay Safe This Halloween

October 30, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Halloween is a time when there are lots of parties, so be smart. If you need a ride home, make sure the driver is sober. Read More »

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A teenage girl flirting with a boy at a party while holding a red plastic cup.

It’s Time to Commit to Stopping the Spread of HIV

October 15, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Despite making up only 16% of the U.S. population, Hispanic/Latinos account for 21% of the 50,000 new HIV infections in this country every day.     Read More »

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