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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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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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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 »

Sam Motsay

SAMs Watch: Honoring a Lost Life by Saving Others

January 13, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Sam and a couple of his friends tried what they thought was LSD or acid. Sam went to bed later that evening, and the next morning he didn’t wake up. Read More »

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