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Fentanyl: A Big Danger in Small Amounts

May 29, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A recent report found that nearly half of overdose deaths that are related to opioids involve fentanyl. Read More »

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Out of Control: Opioids and the Brain

February 12, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The longer someone misuses opioids, the harder it is to quit.  Read More »

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Tech-wise: Discovering Medications by Computer

December 11, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Technology is helping scientists find new ways to safely treat health problems.  Read More »

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Babies Born to Women Addicted to Opioids

December 04, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

These babies may experience difficult withdrawal symptoms.  Read More »

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“Borrowing” Drugs Is Risky Business

September 11, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using someone else's prescription medication can be dangerous. Read More »

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