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Study Explores New Way To Help LGBTQ Youth Identify Substance Use Disorders

June 30, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People who identify as LGBTQ may face social stigma, discrimination, harassment, and violence. This can put them at greater risk for substance use disorders. One doctor is looking for a way to help LGBTQ youth avoid or overcome these disorders. Read More »

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“Safe Station”: A Fire Chief’s Compassionate Response to the Opioid Crisis

April 20, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A fire chief in New Hampshire is helping people who misuse opioids. His example is inspiring fire departments around the country to do the same. Read More »

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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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