The Year in Drugs and Health News: 2018 Blog Roundup

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Here at the Drugs & Health Blog, our goal is to provide you with the latest scientific news on drug and addiction research to help you make smart and healthy choices. There was a lot to talk about this past year.

In 2018, our blog posts gave you the latest facts on the good news/bad news about teens’ drug use, the surprising ingredients in e-cigarettes, teens’ advice for getting involved in science and resisting peer pressure, and more.

We even had a few quizzes (with no grades!) so you can test your knowledge on social smoking, how drugs affect the brain, and other important issues.

Below, we’ve listed the top blog posts from the past year, grouped by topic area. For more drug news, check out the 2017 Blog Roundup.

Brain Science

Celebrities and Drug Use

Drug Facts for Teens

Guest Bloggers

Healthy Minds and Bodies


NIDA News and Events for Teens

Prescription Drug Use

Real Teens Ask About Drugs

Tell Us What You Think

Word of the Day

Learn more: The latest on vaping-related illness and deaths.

Find Help Near You

Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator to find substance use or other mental health services in your area. If you are in an emergency situation, this toll-free, 24-hour hotline can help you get through this difficult time: call 1-800-273-TALK, or visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We also have step by step guides on what to do to help yourself, a friend or a family member.

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