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Real Teens Ask: Can Your Brain Size Change From Drug Use?

July 20, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA's last Drug Facts Chat Day, mendythepenty asked this question: "is it possible that you do so much drugs, that your brain can change into the size of a pea?" Read More »

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Michael Jackson: News We'd Rather Not Have

July 14, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

After the news hit about the death of Michael Jackson and all the speculation about his possible prescription drug use, the NIDA press office phones rang off the hook. Why? News reporters wanted information on prescription drug misuse and abuse. Read More »

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Photo of a boyfriend and girlfriend.

Dating is hard enough already--why make it harder?

July 08, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Never underestimate the power of a bright white smile. NIDA’s 2008 Monitoring the Future Survey found that the vast majority of teens—75% of high school seniors—would “prefer to date people who don’t smoke.” Read More »

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Series of MRI Scans of the Brain

Binge Drinking Matters—to Your Brain

July 08, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

I'm sure you've heard that abusing alcohol hurts your health. But how many years of drinking do you think it takes to visibly affect your brain? Ten years? Twenty? Read More »

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