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CSI Web Adventures

Solve a Murder Mystery: NIDA Sponsors New "CSI Web Adventures"

March 29, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Fans of the hit TV show “Crime Scene Investigation: CSI” and would-be forensic investigators can test their skills at solving a murder mystery involving prescription drug abuse, thanks to Rice University's popular online game series, “CSI: Web Adventures,” Read More »

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Medical Marijuana: It's Complicated

March 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Doesn’t the term “medical marijuana” sound like an oxymoron? Read More »

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Spray can

Twenty Years of Inhalant Abuse Awareness

March 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

March 18–24, 2012, marks the 20th observance of National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week. Read More »

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The Cigar Trap

Mini Cigars: The Facts Behind the Flavors

March 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

When you hear that something comes in strawberry, ice cream, chocolate, peach, or grape flavors, your first thoughts may be: ice cream, candy, or something made for kids. After all, manufacturers of kids’ toothpastes, medicines, and vitamins add fun flavors to make their products more appealing. Read More »

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A row of beer bottles.

St. Patrick's Day: Leprechauns, Shamrocks, and... Binge Drinking?

March 15, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

St. Patrick’s Day, once a religious holiday that celebrated the patron saint of Ireland, has become a day for revelry and partying. In fact, it has become one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Read More »

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