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Let’s Shatter the Myths About Drugs

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The NIDA Blog Team

Whether you realize it or not, you’re seeing and hearing a lot of things about drugs that just aren’t true.

For instance, movies and TV sometimes make smoking look like a cool thing to do. But often, tobacco companies are paying the shows’ producers to show smoking that way—so the tobacco companies can get into your head and into your pockets.

Other times, you aren’t told some of the most important things about drugs. One example: Did you know that all drugs affect your brain? Different drugs do different things to the brain, but they all mess with its wiring and signals. And depending on when you start using a drug, the effects can last a long time—in some cases, for your whole life.

At NIDA, we want to shatter the myths about drugs, so you can make choices about your health based on the facts. Check out the “Shatter the Myths” video, and related blog posts, below.

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Shatter The Myths About Drugs. This info is important to me because it told me the risks of doing some of these drugs and things like smoking. It can lead to problems learning new things. Also it told me how many movies try to get in your head and pocket. To get you smoke and do other drugs. Many movies are telling you it is OK and good to do this stuff. IT also said that many smokers started in there teens.
This information was useful to me because I never knew how many people out there were actually addicted to drugs. i didn't know that most of the things people do like drink or smoke or drugs are just replacements for each other and they will do one to substitute for another. This information was helpful because it makes you notice just how much of a problem addiction is.

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