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“Addiction itself is not a crime, it’s a disease.”

May 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A Massachusetts police department has announced that it will help people who are addicted to drugs get through the system toward detox and recovery. Read More »

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The Swiss Cheese Model of Addiction

October 23, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists now know drug addiction is a disease and that there are lots of things that can contribute to your risk for getting that disease—what are called risk factors. Read More »

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Rap Music and Molly

April 09, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA stays up to date on drug use trends. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Give Us Feedback on the NIDA for Teens Web Site

July 18, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA is getting ready to re-do the NIDA for Teens Web site, which gives teens science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so they have more info to make healthy decisions. Read More »

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Does Smoking on TV Influence You?

January 12, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The Government banned cigarette commercials on television in 1970 after the 1964 Surgeon General’s report found that smoking cigarettes increased your chances of getting lung cancer.  This was a big deal, considering the strong Read More »

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