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Teens Continue To Be Awesome: Fewer and Fewer Teens are Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

December 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Most substance use among teens is dropping; much of it reached the lowest levels since the Monitoring the Future survey began more than 40 years ago. Read More »

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Is Dabbing Dangerous?

December 14, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Smoking marijuana extracts, sometimes called “dabbing,” has become more popular in recent years, and it has some doctors concerned. Read More »

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Teens and “Nomophobia”: Cell Phone Separation Anxiety

December 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Do you get stressed when you can’t check your texts? One teen set out to discover how cell phone separation anxiety affects teens. Read More »

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Bilingual Brains Are Buff

December 07, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You can help keep your brain in peak condition by learning a second language. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Tainted Drugs and Molly in The CW’s TV Show iZombie (Part 2 of 2)

December 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On the TV show iZombie, characters make mistakes that help illustrate just how risky drug use is—in the real world. Read More »

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