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Fear of Stigma: Does It Hold You Back?

February 12, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

If you’re like most people, you may try to avoid revealing anything about yourself that will make people think negatively about you. Basically, you’re avoiding stigma—which is being marked by shame or disgrace. But what if you have a drug problem and want to get help? Read More »

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Drug Testing for…Poppy Seeds?

February 07, 2013  /  Jack Maypole, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, South End Community Health Center

Did you know that morphine, codeine, and heroin are produced from the seeds of certain kinds of poppy flowers? Read More »

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Bath Salts: An Emerging Danger

February 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Bath salts—the drug, not the perfumed crystals you put in bath water—showed up just a few years ago. Read More »

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Chart of Past-Year Teen Drug Abuse

During National Drug Facts Week: The Truth About Prescription Drugs

February 01, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

Did you know that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are the most commonly abused substances by high school seniors (after marijuana and alcohol)? Read More »

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Perception of Risk: Fewer Teens Believe Marijuana Is Harmful

January 31, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Knowing the health risks that come with using or abusing drugs convinces most teens (and adults) to stay away from them. But what if you don’t think certain drugs are unsafe? Read More »

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