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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Blog Posts

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Let’s Shatter the Myths About Drugs

February 26, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Make choices about your health based on facts, not myths.  Read More »

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Eight Questions From Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

April 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you really know about why people become addicted to drugs, whether marijuana can be medicine, and what causes a hangover? Read More »

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Sam Motsay

SAMs Watch: Honoring a Lost Life by Saving Others

January 13, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Sam and a couple of his friends tried what they thought was LSD or acid. Sam went to bed later that evening, and the next morning he didn’t wake up. Read More »

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A roomful of experts from NIDA and other government health institutes answering questions from teens about drug via computers.

Reflecting on Drug Facts Chat Day

March 02, 2015  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

Marijuana and peer pressure were two of the most popular themes during Drug Facts Chat Day—NIDA's  the main opportunity to communicate directly with young people.   Read More »

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Shattering Drug Myths During National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW)

January 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

This year, with over 1,000 NDAFW events in every state, more teens than ever before will have a chance to learn something that may change the course of their lives.  Read More »

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