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To Tweet or Not To Tweet

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Sara Bellum

Are you more likely to text or tweet? Maybe you do both, since everyone is a multi-tasker now. Like texting while watching tv or checking email… Not to be left out, NIDA has recently started tweeting @NIDAnews . You can see some of our tweets below:

  • 2.7% of eighth graders used cigarettes daily in the past month, down from 10.4% in 1996.
  • Popping Pills – A Popular Way to Boost Brain Power? Wait and see what NIDA Director says on 60 Minutes:
  • Sara Bellum Blog Tackles Energy Drinks: A Boost in the Wrong Direction?
  • Check out new NIDA-supported research on damage to the heart muscle as result of steroid use for body building:
  • NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow talks to Addiction Inbox blog at Blending Conference:
  • What’s this new drug “Meow Meow”? Find out in Dr. Steven Grant’s interview with AP. View the story [link removed]
Teens using laptops and cellphones

NIDA’s got a lot of company on Twitter: from Ashton Kutcher to Oprah and Selena Gomez to organizations like the White House, the NFL and TMZ. They’re all tweeting these days. You can access Twitter online or on your mobile phone.

So… Do you tweet? Would you ever?

Find us on Twitter:

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Thanks for sharing Such a nice information with us.I really like your Information Which you have provided.

Very interesting, I'm reading NIDA blogs past 2 months. There were more informative posts and i had twitted all the post. so.. thanks to sharing.

Yes, not only Twitting and Texting but we are doing more and more through the use of the Internet such as paying bills, shopping for cars and whatever else. Now tweeting has become so popular that they even provide a way to tweet (just like texting) via your mobile phone. I guess the choice would be whichever one is most convenient.

It is a very good question. Twitter has become an important tool among social media. Both commercial business and non-profit organization will benefit greatly by tweeting. It is quick and easy way of interacting with the customers and creating followers.

Seems like just about everyone "tweets" these days. I still haven't got the swing of it yet. Thanks for the info here though.

I just came across this blog and I really enjoyed what I read. As a fitness and health enthusiast, I am always interested in learning about fitness and am happy to see someone bringing the truth to kids about the dangers of drugs for whatever purpose whether it's an attempt to build muscle or caffeine for "energy." Thank you for making this information available.

By the way, I do tweet. And when it comes to getting information as important as what this is out to the public and younger generation, you have to go where your target audience is...Twitter is definitely one of those places.


maybe thats isn't a right article to write about meow... but i am wondering about it's addiction, how quick you can get addicted, how do you look after several years of using it and i really wanna to read some real stories if there is some... looking forward for your reply.

@kittie Glad you're here to find out more about drugs and addiction. You've come to the right place-the NIDA teen website has "facts on drugs, FAQs answered by our Director, as well as "real stories." So, take a look around and let us know if there are other topics you'd like Sara Bellum to tackle in the future.

thank you. :)

Such interesting read and information, thanks for sharing this post

I'm very happy to read this. This is the type of info that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.
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Nice post. It's indeed very interesting. Glad I found this.

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and the other thing is that tweeting has become a profession....people are paying for maintaining their twitter accounts ( Companies, Celebrities etc)
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Interesting news. Bodybuilding and steroid usage go hand and hand, what a shame. [commercial link removed, per guidelines]

I think both. People will never stop texting, tweeting and facebooking. In my opinion at least. This a cool site, I gotta say very interesting!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

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I really enjoyed reading this post, I always appreciate topics like this being discussed to us. Thanks for sharing.
I'm using Tweets to my business and I think will be good. [commercial link removed, per guidelines]

thank u very much for good information it is very interesting
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Hi Sarah,

I love your blog with all the great info for teens on living healthy and addictions. I enjoy reading it and will share it with my patients! I have just recently started 'tweeting' as a physician who focuses on women's health and problems such as sleep, stress, fitness and nutrition and I think it's a great way to connect to the younger generation and give helpful bite-sized tips that they can use right away to get healthier and happier:)

Best Wishes in Health,

Dr. Dani, MD, Family Physician, Holistic Medicine Specialist and Health Coach
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I say yes to all questions on the blog, but I am above all an avid tweeter and I spend a lot of time throughout the day texting.

Twitter gives the way to express our thoughts or emotions about any topic publically. So I say yes to it.
You should go through this blog to find out how.
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It is a very good question. Twitter has become an important tool among social media. Both commercial business and non-profit organization will benefit greatly by tweeting. It is quick and easy way of interacting with the customers and creating followers. [commercial link removed, per guidelines]

Twitter is good social networking website if we use in limited or in secure way. Do not tweet some think personal that may harm you. So thanks for sharing this great information with us....................... [commercial link removed, per guidelines]