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2013 Addiction Science Award Winners

Teens Make Their Mark in Addiction Science

June 06, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In May, NIDA announced the 2013 Addiction Science Award winners. Check out their amazing projects! Read More »

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Apply for NIDA's 2013‒2014 Teen Advisory Group!

June 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Attention: NIDA is accepting applications for the 2013‒2014 Teen Advisory Group! Overview Read More »

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Woman saying no to tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: Banning Tobacco Promotion

May 30, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Worldwide, nearly 6 million people die each year because of tobacco use. That’s enough to fill about 60 average football stadiums. Read More »

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Music and a Positive Lifestyle: One Teen’s “Natural High”

May 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

What is Allura Garis’ Natural High? Music. Why? She enjoys how music brings people together. She also loves the passion that her favorite musicians bring to their performances. Read More »

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Underage girl drinking alcohol with adults

If You’re Under Age 21, Drinking Is Always Illegal

May 02, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

You’re going to an after-prom party, and your parents ask if the host’s parents will be there. You may say, “yes,” and it may be true, but you also secretly may know that they will allow underage guests to drink alcohol. You think this is okay, because, after all, an adult is there. Read More »

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