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Choose Your Path: "The Big Test"

December 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Imagine that you have a big test tomorrow and you haven’t finished studying. You feel unprepared and stressed out, but the last thing you want to do is open that book. What do you do? Cram all night? Schedule a last-minute study group with friends? Don’t study and take your chances? Read More »

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Real Life: SBB Readers Share Personal Stories

December 08, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Several SBB readers have submitted personal stories about their experiences—or their families' experiences—with addiction. We offer these stories to give you an inside view of how drug addiction can affect people's lives. Read More »

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Be a Leader in Your School or Community Center

December 06, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

As good as they are, it’s gotta get old, all these messages about “don’t do drugs” and live a healthy lifestyle, so NIDA has decided to take a fresh approach to allow teens to work directly with their peers and friends to plan community events around prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Teens Help Shatter the Myths About Drugs

December 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In communities across the country, students, teachers, and parents joined forces in NIDA’s second annual National Drug Facts Week from October 31 to November 6, 2011. Read More »

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GRAMMY Contest: Teens Sing Stories of Addiction

November 29, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Three teens used music to turn the destruction of drug abuse and addiction into music and hope. Read More »