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Pregnancy and Drugs: Update (Part 1 – Smoking and Vaping)

June 14, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A new study links a pregnant woman’s smoking to differences in her baby’s DNA. Read More »

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Driven a Whale Lately?

June 06, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What could beluga whales—which can grow up to 37 feet long—and cars possibly have in common? Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

May 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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What Is an Opioid?

May 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many people misusing prescription opioids get addicted to these drugs, and the consequences are sometimes fatal. Read More »

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Nine Tips to Help You Cope With Stress

May 16, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Too much stress can be bad for your health. Luckily, there are healthy ways to keep stress under control. Read More »

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