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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

April 11, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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The Science of Drug Testing: How Alcohol Breath Tests Work

April 04, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On this blog we’ve discussed alcohol from many different angles; now let’s take a look at alcohol breath tests. Read More »

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Addiction Is a Disease

March 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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What’s the Connection Between Prescription Pain Pills and Heroin?

March 24, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing prescription pain pills and using heroin are very risky moves. Read More »

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Their Work Really Is Brain Science

March 14, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A lot of what we know about drugs comes from studies of how they interact with the human brain. Read More »

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