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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Drug Use: What’s the Connection?

April 27, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It's important to be smart about your health. Take care of your lungs: Avoid smoking or vaping any substance. Read More »

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“Safe Station”: A Fire Chief’s Compassionate Response to the Opioid Crisis

April 20, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A fire chief in New Hampshire is helping people who misuse opioids. His example is inspiring fire departments around the country to do the same. Read More »

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Does Your Family Know the Risks of Misusing Opioids?

April 13, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing opioids can have serious health consequences. Read More »

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Opioid Withdrawal in Babies Is Increasing

February 18, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Approximately every 15 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Read More »

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Can You Get Addicted to Cough and Cold Medicines?

January 13, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Cough and cold medicines taken as instructed can be safe and effective. But misusing them can have harmful results. Read More »

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