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Are Some Babies Born Addicted?

September 24, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If a pregnant woman has problems with drugs, her newborn baby may experience painful symptoms of withdrawal and other health problems.  Read More »

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You Said It: “I Have Tried To Help a Friend Stop Using Drugs”

August 20, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It’s natural to want to help a friend. Just remember what’s in your control, and what isn’t. Read More »

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Teen Researcher Asks: Why Do E-Cigs Harm the Lungs?

June 04, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

She discovered an interesting—and unsettling—connection between e-cig vapor and burning garbage.  Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

July 16, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Learn more about the different types of opioids in this updated post from 2013. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

July 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Does someone in your family abuse drugs? Learn more about how DNA can influence a person’s chances of becoming addicted to drugs in this updated post from 2011. Read More »

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