Teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the Germantown, MD, branch

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington Members Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

February 09, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA scientists aren’t the only people on a mission to shatter the myths about drug abuse among youth. Read More »

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The Buzz on Caffeine

February 07, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Do your parents or teachers start the day with a cup of coffee? There’s no question that coffee is a popular drink—the National Coffee Association estimates that Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee a day. Read More »

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No More Smoking: A "Quit" Coach Is Just a Text Message Away

February 02, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For anyone who resolves to stop smoking, help is as close as your cell phone. Read More »

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Treating Addiction With Medication

January 31, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Most people are familiar with taking prescription medications like antibiotics when they get sick. Some people also are prescribed medication to help with a problem like depression or ADHD. Read More »

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Syringe full of Propofol.

Real Teens Ask: Is Propofol a Drug?

January 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, “propofol” has been mentioned often in the news. The substance was found to be the cause of his death and was the center of the highly publicized trial of his doctor. Read More »

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