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

September 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted their questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask About Speedballs

June 26, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: How Many Teens Use Drugs?

June 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Note: This post, which originally appeared on SBB in October 2009, answers one of the most common questions NIDA hears from teens. Read More »

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Why Does Peer Pressure Influence Teens To Try Drugs?

May 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s most recent Drug Facts Chat Day,“Kid” from Totino-Grace High School in Minnesota, asked: “Why is peer pressure such a huge factor in teens’ temptations [to experiment with] drugs and alc Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Propofol a Drug?

January 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, “propofol” has been mentioned often in the news. The substance was found to be the cause of his death and was the center of the highly publicized trial of his doctor. Read More »

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