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Cocaine and the Teen Brain

April 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The human brain continues to grow during the teen years, well into the twenties. Read More »

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Whitney Houston: Cocaine and Heart Disease

April 25, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

In March 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was accidental drowning. Cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors in her death. Read More »

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Spice: "If You Use It, You're Experimenting on Yourself"

April 19, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Ask NIDA scientist Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., what she wants to tell young people about the synthetic (manmade) marijuana called Spice, and she responds with passion. In a recent interview with SBB, Dr. Read More »

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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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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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