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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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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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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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Sports Supplements: Not a Safe “Quick Fix”

September 24, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

When working out or playing sports, you may feel like you want to up your game. There are lots of sports products out there that claim to help you run faster, be stronger, or play longer—but be careful. Read More »

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Thoughts on Recovery: Rhonda’s Story

September 17, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Rhonda started abusing drugs when she was 14 years old. She entered treatment for addiction when she was 19. Now at age 21, she has been drug free for almost 2 years, attends college, and enjoys time with her two children. Read More »

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