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Peering Into the Teen Brain: What Does Risky Behavior Look Like?

January 05, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Researchers are getting closer to understanding one important factor behind the risky choices of teens who use drugs. It has to do with the brain. Read More »

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Teens Continue To Be Awesome: Fewer and Fewer Teens are Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

December 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Most substance use among teens is dropping; much of it reached the lowest levels since the Monitoring the Future survey began more than 40 years ago. Read More »

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Is Dabbing Dangerous?

December 14, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Smoking marijuana extracts, sometimes called “dabbing,” has become more popular in recent years, and it has some doctors concerned. Read More »

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Teens and “Nomophobia”: Cell Phone Separation Anxiety

December 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Do you get stressed when you can’t check your texts? One teen set out to discover how cell phone separation anxiety affects teens. Read More »

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Bilingual Brains Are Buff

December 07, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You can help keep your brain in peak condition by learning a second language. Read More »

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