Drugs & Health Blog

Teen pledging during National Drug Facts Week

Ignite Change in Your Community

October 20, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Change begins with just one small step. At NIDA, we are working to shatter the myths that some people believe about drug abuse and addiction. And we’re spreading the facts to help people make informed, healthy decisions. Did you know?: Read More »

Prescription drugs on television

Prescription Drugs on TV

October 18, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve probably seen television commercials advertising prescription drugs for any number of things—from fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-al-ja) to depression. Read More »

Teen thinking about smart choices

Shout Out for Making Smart Choices

October 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Teens have so many choices to make: what classes and afterschool activities to sign up for, which music or videos to download, where to go to hang out with friends. And that’s not all of them! Read More »

Girl refusing a cigarette from another girl

Smoking Stinks!

October 12, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You probably know that smoking is NOT cool—and that it’s really dangerous, too. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and kills nearly a half a million people each year. Read More »

Teens running

Don't Stress about Stress

October 06, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Everyone has stress in their lives, whether it’s from school, family, friends, or work. Everyone deals with stress differently. Some deal with it in healthy ways, while others turn to drugs, choosing not to confront their issues head on. Read More »