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Teen Dating Violence—Help Prevent It

Sara Bellum
February 14, 2012

Did you know that alcohol and drugs play a major role in increasing violence toward a partner in a relationship? February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about this and related issues. Read More »

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington Members Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
February 09, 2012

NIDA scientists aren’t the only people on a mission to shatter the myths about drug abuse among youth. Read More »

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The Buzz on Caffeine

Sara Bellum
February 07, 2012

Do your parents or teachers start the day with a cup of coffee? There’s no question that coffee is a popular drink—the National Coffee Association estimates that Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee a day. Read More »

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No More Smoking: A "Quit" Coach Is Just a Text Message Away

Sara Bellum
February 02, 2012

For anyone who resolves to stop smoking, help is as close as your cell phone. Read More »

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Treating Addiction With Medication

Sara Bellum
January 31, 2012

Most people are familiar with taking prescription medications like antibiotics when they get sick. Some people also are prescribed medication to help with a problem like depression or ADHD. Read More »

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