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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? "Scientific Method"

August 21, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The process that scientists use to conduct experiments is constantly revealing more about how drug use affects the mind and body.  Read More »

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Say What? “Receptor”

June 26, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drug use can change the way nerve cells in your brain work. Read More »

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Say What? “Epigenetics”

April 24, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Taking drugs can affect which of your genes are switched on or off, and this can be passed on to your kids. Read More »

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