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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Teen head silhouette with Monitoring the Future title

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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National Drug IQ Challenge

Take the National Drug IQ Challenge

January 30, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

National Drug Facts Week is in full swing! Have you looked up any facts? As a scientist, I love studying data and reading about real facts that have been tested by credible science. Some facts might surprise you. For example, did you know that: Read More »

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Teens participating in Mentor's National Drug Facts Week event

YOU Are the Voice of Your Generation…

January 29, 2013  /  Michaela Pratt, Marketing & Project Manager for Mentor Foundation USA

…Which is a pretty powerful thing, when you think about it. At Mentor Foundation USA, we encourage teens to use their voices. Read More »

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Group of teens at a National Drug Facts Week event

National Drug Facts Week Starts Today!

January 28, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

This week begins NIDA’s annual National Drug Facts Week. Around the country, more than 500 schools and community groups will hold events to talk with teens about drugs—focusing on the facts. Read More »

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