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How Does Cocaine Work? It's Partly In Your Genes

September 21, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

You probably know that your genes help make you who you are. Except for identical twins, everyone has a slightly different set of genes, and when our genes interact with our environment, that’s what makes us unique individuals. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Can drugs give you viruses?

September 17, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA's last Drug Facts Chat Day, Razorfang asked this question: "can you get viruses from drugs?" Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow Shakes Up Harlem

September 15, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

What do you want first, the good news or the bad news? Whenever a conversation starts this way, you know things are going to get interesting. Read More »

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Four Reasons Not To Smoke

September 10, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Have you noticed that a lot of restaurants don't have indoor smoking sections anymore? More and more cities, counties, and entire states are banning indoor smoking. People everywhere are getting the message: smoking causes disease and death. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Types of Drugs are High School Students Using?

September 03, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

ots of teens have questions about drugs. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At NIDA’s last Drug Facts Chat Day, ham223 asked this question: Read More »

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