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How To Stop Illegal Opioids in International Mail—Some Smart Ideas

December 02, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Find out what experts are doing to keep illegal opioids out of U.S. mail.  Read More »

Past-month nicotine vaping doubles among college students. 2018 Monitoring the Future College Students and Young Adults Survey Results. This jump is among the greatest one-year increase seen for any substance in the history of the survey. College 6.1% in 2017; 15.5% in 2018. Non-college 7.9% in 2017; 12.5% in 2018.

On the Rise: Marijuana Use and Vaping Among Young Adults

November 04, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In 2018, past-year marijuana use reached an all-time high among young adults. Past-month nicotine vaping more than doubled from 2017 to 2018 among college students.  Read More »

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Portraits of Heartbreak and Hope: A Mother Paints To Raise Awareness About Opioid Use Disorder

October 18, 2019  /  Anne Marie Zanfagna

A mother tells her daughter's story, and how it led her to paint portraits of other children lost to addiction. Read More »

#3 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, Shatter the Myths. Emily Jones, PhD, NIDA, NIH.

Take the 2019 IQ Challenge!

September 16, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you really know about drugs and drug use? Take the IQ Challenge and find out! Read More »

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Mixing Medicines Can Be Dangerous

July 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Mixing prescription and over-the-counter medicines with other medicines or substances—intentionally or by accident—can have dangerous effects.  Read More »

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