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Opioids: Just the Facts

August 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What are the risks of misusing opioids? Learn the answer and more about opioids in NIDA’s new guide “Opioid Facts for Teens.” Read More »

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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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Do you have a drug take-back option readily available? Check the DEA website, as well as your local drugstore and police station for possible options.

You Can Help Reduce the Opioid Crisis

April 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using other people’s opioids can be deadly. Make sure your house is free of unwanted, unused, and expired opioids. 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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Could Snake Venom Help with the Opioid Problem?

March 20, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are studying venom from snakes and spiders that might lead to safer or more effective pain relievers. This approach to developing drugs is called “toxineering." Read More »

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