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How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs?

January 05, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs? Read More »

Teens Hanging Out

Real Life: Teens like You

May 10, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Ever wonder how teens in other schools or parts of the country feel about drug abuse? Two teens recently told SBB about their real-life experiences with drugs and high school: Mila, 16 Read More »

A man sitting outside playing the guitar.

Science for Starters: How Drugs Hijack the Brain

May 04, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Joe Frascella is Director of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. He’s also an artist and musician. Read More »

Two girls about to fight.

Drugs and Violence Go Hand-in-Hand

April 12, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Mean Girls…or Violent Girls? A recent national survey (the National Survey on Drug Use and Health) found that more than one-quarter (26.7%) o Read More »

A picture of synthetic marijuana.

“Spice” – Not as Fun as it Sounds

February 04, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Spice—also known as K2, Fake Marijuana, Skunk, and other names—is a synthetic (or man-made) substance made from shredded dried plant materials and chemicals. Read More »

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