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Mental Health and Young People

April 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The death of Whitney Houston left America wondering about the emotional well-being of her daughter Bobbi Kristina after such a sudden, serious trauma. Traumatic events can affect your mental health and lead to serious problems later in life. Read More »

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Picture of a girl protesting tobacco.

Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco - I'm Not Buying It!

April 12, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is betting that young people have something powerful to say about smoking. Read More »

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse: Ask Mom and Dad To Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

April 10, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by high school seniors. Read More »

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Learning About Drugs From the Inside

April 05, 2012  /  Sharlett, NIDA Intern

My name is Sharlett, and I’m from Washington State. Recently, I completed an internship for NIDA in Washington, DC. Read More »

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French fries

Addicted to French Fries: Is Food a Drug?

April 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three kids and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. Read More »

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