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Meth Use Is Down, But We Still Have Work To Do

December 03, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

November 30 to December 7, 2013 is the first national Meth Awareness Week. Read More »

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Alaina Sonksen

Bath Salts and Fruit Flies: An Interview With Alaina Sonksen

November 27, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Alaina Sonksen is a senior at Camdenton High School in Missouri. She won the 3rd place 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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The Tobacco 21 Bill: Limiting Teen Access to Tobacco

November 25, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Read More »

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Gili Risak

Twitter and Teenagers: An Interview With Gili Rusak

November 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Gili Rusak is a junior in high school. She won an Honorable Mention 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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young woman singing about drug abuse prevention

Write a Song To Promote Healthy Decisions

October 29, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Recently, NIDA met with its Teen Advisory Group—a group of diverse teens from around the country—to talk about pop culture, celebrities, and drugs. Read More »

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