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Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Abuse

May 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

You may have heard marijuana referred to as a “gateway drug,” meaning that it can open doors to other kinds of drug abuse. But did you know that prescription painkillers can be gateway drugs to heroin? Read More »

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse: Ask Mom and Dad To Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

April 10, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by high school seniors. Read More »

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Teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the Germantown, MD, branch

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington Members Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

February 09, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA scientists aren’t the only people on a mission to shatter the myths about drug abuse among youth. Read More »

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Pop Positivity, Not Pills

Let's Talk: Which Feature of the PEERx Web Site Do You Like Best?

December 20, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

There are lots of really cool features on the newly updated PEERx Web site. Have you seen them? Check them out here. Read More »

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PEERx on YouTube

Choose Your Path: "The Big Test"

December 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Imagine that you have a big test tomorrow and you haven’t finished studying. You feel unprepared and stressed out, but the last thing you want to do is open that book. What do you do? Cram all night? Schedule a last-minute study group with friends? Don’t study and take your chances? Read More »

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