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Sculpting Your Brain: The Science of Addiction

September 10, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using drugs in your teen years can affect the way your brain develops.  Read More »

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Opioids: Just the Facts

August 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What are the risks of misusing opioids? Learn the answer and more about opioids in NIDA’s new guide “Opioid Facts for Teens.” Read More »

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You Said It: “I Have Tried To Help a Friend Stop Using Drugs”

August 20, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It’s natural to want to help a friend. Just remember what’s in your control, and what isn’t. Read More »

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Science vs. the Opioid Crisis: The HEAL Initiative

August 13, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misuse of opioids is a major problem. A massive new scientific program is helping to solve it.  Read More »

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Resisting Peer Pressure: Tips From a SADD Student Leader

August 06, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You can resist peer pressure with a few key strategies and help from friends and family. Read More »

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