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Addiction Science Award Winner Emily Garcia

A Teen Scientist Asks: How Can Parents Safely Manage Medicines in the Home?

October 02, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Emily Garcia shares her thoughts about the important role parents play in safely storing medicines and about her love for science.  Read More »

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Are Some Babies Born Addicted?

September 24, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If a pregnant woman has problems with drugs, her newborn baby may experience painful symptoms of withdrawal and other health problems.  Read More »

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Talking With Your Parents About Drugs

September 17, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You don’t have to wait for an adult to start a discussion about drugs. Speak up and speak out! Read More »

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Sculpting Your Brain: The Science of Addiction

September 10, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using drugs in your teen years can affect the way your brain develops.  Read More »

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Opioids: Just the Facts

August 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What are the risks of misusing opioids? Learn the answer and more about opioids in NIDA’s new guide “Opioid Facts for Teens.” Read More »

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