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Let Your Voice to Be Heard! Join the NIDA Teen Advisory Group!

Sara Bellum

In 2010, NIDA assembled its first Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to get authentic teen feedback on how to improve our Web sites and materials for teens. TAG members have been key in developing the Sara Bellum Blog as well as new materials that will soon appear on the PEERx Web site. They have also helped with other cool tools still in development. We bring together teens from all over the country who meet once a month over the phone and online to give their feedback and opinions on the design and functionality of Web pages, activities, logos, names of our awareness programs, characters in videos, scripts, ways of reaching teens in social media, and much more.


In order to be eligible, you must currently be 13-18 years old and enrolled in a U.S. high school.

What’s in it for you?

Not only do we get your valuable feedback to help us develop our Web site and materials targeted to teens, but you also benefit from participating in the TAG.

  1. For every four sessions in which you participate, you will receive $100. If you are not able to participate in all 4 sessions, you will get the equivalent of $25 dollars per session.
  2. You get something awesome to put on your college applications and résumés. You can say that you helped the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of NIH (the National Institutes of Health), develop materials for teens to learn about the dangers of and the science behind drug abuse.
  3. It’s a great way to connect with teens around the country to talk about how to get the message out to your peers.
  4. It’s also fun. You get to tell us what you do or do not like. If you want your voice to be heard, if you want to make a difference, this is the right place for you.

So what’s stopping you? Shoot us an email at NIDATAG@iqsolutions.com We look forward to hearing from you!

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This an awesome blog!

I've just joined the fun, thank you so much for having this around. This is also for our company because we have teen women employees. [commercial link removed, per guidelines]

i think that drugs are very bad!!!!!!!!! no 1 should do it! it is very bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This article had nothing to do with the bad effects of drugs. This article was about a chance for teens to put their opinion on drug abuse prevention out. There Are 10,000 articles on the internet for you to whinge on, but this isnt one of them.

Trust me you don't want anything to do with drugs! They took 15 years away from my life and I almost destroyed my family. If you have any questions about getting help go to: Addiction Care [commercial link removed, per guidelines]

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