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The Year in Drugs and Health News: 2019 Blog Roundup

January 06, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out all of the addiction science updates that we shared on the blog in 2019. Read More »

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Monitoring the Future 2019: The Highs and Lows of Vaping

December 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The annual survey found that teens' use of most drugs continues to decline—with one alarming exception. Read More »

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Portraits of Heartbreak and Hope: A Mother Paints To Raise Awareness About Opioid Use Disorder

October 18, 2019  /  Anne Marie Zanfagna

A mother tells her daughter's story, and how it led her to paint portraits of other children lost to addiction. Read More »

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Educating Peers, Reducing Stigma: A “4-H Healthy Living Ambassador” Shares His Story

February 25, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

West Virginian Nate Plumley uses his family’s first-hand experience with opioid misuse to help others. Read More »

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Survey Sends Smoke Signals: Teens Are Vaping at Increasing Rates

December 17, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In this year's 2018 Monitoring the Future survey, teens reported a dramatic increase in using vaping devices, in just a single year. Read More »

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