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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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Pills and alcohol

Real Teens Ask: What Are Designer Drugs?

March 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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DNA

Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

February 18, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Learn the latest: Read our 2014 update of “Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?” Read More »

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"Drugs?" written on paper

Real Teens Ask: What Is a Drug?

February 11, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Every year on NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, scientists chat with teens across the country to answer their questions about the science behind drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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