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Why Does the Government Study Drug Abuse?

November 15, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Why have a government agency to regulate the food we eat (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and an agency to help protect our health (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)? Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Why Take Drugs?

September 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, young people asked a lot of great questions. One really basic question came from a student in Pennsylvania: "Why do people take drugs?" Read More »

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Teens being social

Real Teens Ask: Drugs and Socializing

September 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Being a teen is tricky, and sometimes we all wish for a quick fix when we’re feeling awkward or out of place. At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a middle school student in Maryland: Read More »

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Real Teens Ask about Effects of Heroin

June 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a high school student: “Why do people scratch a lot when they are high on heroin?” Read More »

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Alcohol on the Brain

Real Teens Ask: Got Alcohol on the Brain?

May 24, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

As many of you know, the brain is still well under way in the development process through the teen years into your 20’s. Your decisions today can affect the way your brain develops. Ever wondered how? “Warda” from Wantagh Middle School in New York asks: Read More »

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