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Study Explores New Way To Help LGBTQ Youth Identify Substance Use Disorders

June 30, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People who identify as LGBTQ may face social stigma, discrimination, harassment, and violence. This can put them at greater risk for substance use disorders. One doctor is looking for a way to help LGBTQ youth avoid or overcome these disorders. Read More »

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Avoiding Drug Use Can Be a Family Choice

June 22, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A lot of things can increase the risk that a teen will have a problem with drugs, including living with a parent who uses drugs.  Read More »

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A Teen Scientist Is Helping To Solve Mysterious Drug-Related Deaths

June 15, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Daphne Liu's work could help doctors learn if a drug overdose was accidental or intentional—so they can help people who have problems with drugs before it’s too late. Read More »

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Is There a Connection Between Missing Sleep and Using Drugs?

June 01, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You know it’s important to get enough sleep. But you might be surprised to learn exactly how important it is. Read More »

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Easy-to-Use Resources for Learning About Drugs and Addiction

May 04, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out free resources you can use while staying at home or as part of a virtual class.  Read More »

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