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Prescription Pain Medications (Opioids) Blog Posts

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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Student Athletics: The “Anti-Opioid”

October 03, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you’re a teen athlete, you’re actually less likely to misuse prescription opioids than teens who don’t participate in sports or exercise regularly. Read More »

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Should Schools Be Ready for Opioid Overdoses?

September 26, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Lawmakers in some states have started to authorize schools to have naloxone—which can reduce opioid overdoses—handy if they need it. Read More »

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