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Why Does Peer Pressure Influence Teens To Try Drugs?

May 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s most recent Drug Facts Chat Day,“Kid” from Totino-Grace High School in Minnesota, asked: “Why is peer pressure such a huge factor in teens’ temptations [to experiment with] drugs and alc Read More »

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Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Abuse

May 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

You may have heard marijuana referred to as a “gateway drug,” meaning that it can open doors to other kinds of drug abuse. But did you know that prescription painkillers can be gateway drugs to heroin? Read More »

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Meet Molly: The Truth About MDMA

May 01, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Recently, Madonna created some buzz when she mentioned “Molly” at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. Madonna shouted to the audience, “How many people in the crowd have seen Molly?” Madonna was talking about the song “Have You Seen Molly?” by Cedric Gervais. Read More »

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Cocaine and the Teen Brain

April 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The human brain continues to grow during the teen years, well into the twenties. Read More »

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Whitney Houston: Cocaine and Heart Disease

April 25, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

In March 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was accidental drowning. Cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors in her death. Read More »

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