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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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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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