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Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help?

November 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s 2013 Drug Facts Chat Day, several teens shared touching stories about friends who are struggling with drug abuse and asked how they can Read More »

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Silhouette of a man drinking alcohol

My Addicted Father

October 31, 2013  /  Anonymous

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. We asked teens to tell us who inspires them to stay away from illicit drugs. Here’s what one teen said.  You probably haven't met my mother. Or any of my teachers. Or the friends I surround myself with. Read More »

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Wahib Farooqui talks about mentors who help him be drug-free

Unexpected Mentors

October 28, 2013  /  Wahib Farooqui

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. We asked teens to tell us who inspires them to stay away from illicit drugs. Here’s what one teen said.  Read More »

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Allyssa Garcia talks about mentors who help her be drug-free

My Life Story

October 22, 2013  /  Allyssa Garcia

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. We asked teens to tell us who inspires them to stay away from illicit drugs. Here’s what one teen said.  I know drugs tempt us every day. They're all around us. I am gonna tell you how I stay away from drugs. Read More »

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Rhonda

Thoughts on Recovery: Rhonda’s Story

September 17, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Rhonda started abusing drugs when she was 14 years old. She entered treatment for addiction when she was 19. Now at age 21, she has been drug free for almost 2 years, attends college, and enjoys time with her two children. Read More »

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