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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - What You Can Do

April 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Sometimes we make jokes about our mental health, but serious mental illness is a real problem among young people in this country. Did you know that an estimated 4.5 to 6.3 million youth in the United States face mental health challenges? Read More »

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Addiction For Real

April 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

If you were the producer of a crime show on TV, and your police officer character was a chain smoker, how would you write the scene where he chases a criminal down the street? A chain smoker would probably be winded, because of less lung room. So you’d show him panting and out of breath. Read More »

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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%) of girls age 12 to 17 reported engaging in some kind of violent behavior in the last year. Whaaat? Read More »

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National Inhalants and Poison Prevention Week – March 20-26, 2011

March 23, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

"Why does that guy keep breathing into that stupid paper bag?" "Did you see that kid back there? Looks kinda’ dazed." "Oh no, I think she’s passed out. Wait, is she still breathing?" Read More »

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Let Your Voice to Be Heard! Join the NIDA Teen Advisory Group!

February 23, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In 2010, NIDA assembled its first Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to get authentic teen feedback on how to improve our Web sites and materials for teens. Read More »

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