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Let's Talk: Give Us Feedback on the NIDA for Teens Web Site

Sara Bellum
July 18, 2012

NIDA is getting ready to re-do the NIDA for Teens Web site, which gives teens science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so they have more info to make healthy decisions. Read More »

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FACT: Driving After Using Marijuana Is Dangerous

Sara Bellum
July 11, 2012

According to a recent driving study, as many as 1 in 5 teen drivers say they drove under the influence of marijuana. Read More »

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Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4th

Sara Bellum
July 03, 2012

For many Americans, celebrating the Fourth of July includes fireworks, parades, sparklers, and backyard picnics. Alongside the hotdogs and potato salad, though, usually sit bottles of beer. Read More »

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Take the Test Take Control -- National HIV Testing Day

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

Sara Bellum
June 27, 2012

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Being a Team Player Can Influence Drug and Alcohol Use

Sara Bellum
June 20, 2012

Middle and high school teens have many choices when it comes to extracurricular activities. Some will choose a team sport like basketball, volleyball, football, or softball, while others may choose more individual-type sports like track, golf, tennis, or swimming. Read More »

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