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Drug Use and Mental Health Problems: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People addicted to drugs are about twice as likely to suffer from mental health disorders, and vice versa.  Read More »

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Teen Drug Use Is Down—But Teen Overdoses Are Up

May 07, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teen overdoses from heroin and fentanyl are on the rise—and even one teen overdose is too many. Read More »

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E-Cigs Are Risky—Whatever They Look Like

May 02, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The JUUL design may look slick, but don’t let it fool you: Inside, it has the same nicotine that’s in regular cigarettes. Read More »

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Do you have a drug take-back option readily available? Check the DEA website, as well as your local drugstore and police station for possible options.

You Can Help Reduce the Opioid Crisis

April 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using other people’s opioids can be deadly. Make sure your house is free of unwanted, unused, and expired opioids. Read More »

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Say What? “Overdose”

April 23, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A drug overdose doesn’t always result in death, but every overdose should be taken seriously.  Read More »

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