Drugs & Health Blog

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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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How Do Drugs Change Your Brain? Test Your Knowledge

March 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Take our quiz to learn how drugs can affect your brain. Read More »

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Let’s Shatter the Myths About Drugs

February 26, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Make choices about your health based on facts, not myths.  Read More »

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Words Matter: Why Don’t We Say “Addict”?

February 20, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When you speak about people who have a substance use disorder, the words you use matter. Read More »

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Out of Control: Opioids and the Brain

February 12, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The longer someone misuses opioids, the harder it is to quit.  Read More »