NIDA's DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY 2009—Transcript Is Now Online

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NIDA’s DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY 2009 Transcript Is Now Online; Image Courtesy of ICF Macro

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What do kids want to know about drugs if no one is watching them write the questions? See for yourself! NIDA's DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY transcript is now online. NIDA scientists and staff answered hundreds of questions from teens all over the country. You can read some sample questions below. (For the answers…click on this link to find the transcript).

casa grande mb - Casa Grande Union High School, Arizona: is it possible for someone to get in trouble if they just want to have fun?????????????

music - Dixie High School, Utah: How do you convince someone you love not to smoke without hurting their feelings?

annarules - Kingswood Middle School, New Hampshire: are drugs also associated with car accidents as much as alcohol is cause i would have thought drugs would have as much in the blame of it as alcohol? DO THEY PLAY AN EQUAL PART????????????????

tyelisha - Theodore Roosevelt High School, Ohio: Why do some people get addicted to drugs the first time they try them and other people are more resilient?

babylala - Einstein High School, Maryland: why do employers ask if you do drugs or not?

MUHS - Middlebury Union High School, Vermont: IS MARIJUANA REALLY A GATEWAY DRUG?

Fredresha B - Randolph Clay Middle/High School, Georgia: WHEN BEING IN A CAR WITH A PERSON SMOKING, AND YOU TAKE IN THE SMOKE. WHO GETS HARMED QUICKER, YOU OR THE PERSON SMOKING?

freeman-j - Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, Maryland: How can taking ritalin affect you if you have not been prescribed ritalin?

banger92 - Port Chester High School, New York: Is it better to smoke "light" cigarettes or regular cigarettes?

mooky - Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus, Pennsylvania: if you use drugs about 3 times a week does that necessarily mean your addicted to it?

By the way, if you participated in CHAT DAY, you can see if your questions got answered by doing a word search—look for your user name or your school's name.

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