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Real Teens Ask: What Is a Drug?

February 11, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Every year on NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, scientists chat with teens across the country to answer their questions about the science behind drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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Let’s Talk: Blog Post Categories

February 09, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

By now you know that our readers’ opinions matter to us, especially when it comes to the topics we cover. Read More »

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“Spice” – Not as Fun as it Sounds

February 04, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Spice—also known as K2, Fake Marijuana, Skunk, and other names—is a synthetic (or man-made) substance made from shredded dried plant materials and chemicals. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Depressants

February 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “depressants?” Maybe “depressed” or “sad?” But the drugs called depressants aren’t called that because they’re depressing in the emotional sense. Read More »

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Cough and Cold Medications: Use Only as Directed

January 28, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Winter is here and, with it, cold season. To arm themselves, many people purchase over-the-counter drugs, which are those that don’t require a doctor’s prescription. Read More »

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