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Say What? "Clinical Trial"

November 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists work with volunteers in a clinical trial to find out how well a medicine or treatment works.  Read More »

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Say What? “Relapse”

July 09, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A person who's trying to stop using drugs can sometimes start using them again. Fortunately, treatment can help to lower the chance of this happening. Read More »

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Say What? “Overdose”

April 23, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A drug overdose doesn’t always result in death, but every overdose should be taken seriously.  Read More »

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Say What? “Placebo”

March 12, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Placebos are used in scientific studies to test how well a drug works.  Read More »

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Say What? "Habituation"

February 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The process of habituation can lead to teens taking more and more risks, some of which can be harmful. Read More »

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