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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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Talking With Your Parents About Drugs

September 17, 2018  /  Bill Williams

You don’t have to wait for an adult to start a discussion about drugs. Speak up and speak out! Read More »

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Teens’ Drug Use Is Lower Than Ever (Mostly)

January 08, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens are using alcohol, opioids, and cigarettes less frequently than they used to. But they don't always know about the risks involved in using e-cigarettes, marijuana, and inhalants.  Read More »

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How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

February 01, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, a different competition is going on: the National Football League (NFL) vs. drug use. Read More »

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A Personal Story of Sorrow and Hope: The Jacob P. Waletzky Award

January 27, 2016  /  Jeremy Waletzky, M.D.

If there had been a treatment that worked, Jacob would have used it. He’d had several treatments that helped some—but he was still dead. Read More »

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