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The Different Angles of Addiction

September 07, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You may think you know what addiction is—lots of people have many different opinions about addiction and different ways of defining it. Here are some myths you may have heard: Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Drugs and Socializing

September 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Being a teen is tricky, and sometimes we all wish for a quick fix when we’re feeling awkward or out of place. At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a middle school student in Maryland: Read More »

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Cigarettes Versus the Scale

August 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever heard friends say they’d like to quit smoking, but they are afraid they’ll gain weight if they stop? Read More »

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Not LOKO for Alcoholic Energy Drinks

August 26, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You may remember that a while back, SBB addressed an unhealthy new fad—energy drinks. Read More »

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Blast from the Past: "Just Say No"

August 24, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In 1982, then-First Lady Nancy Reagan launched an anti-drug campaign famously known as “Just say no.” While many people—including public health experts—believed the message was an important one to get out to teens, others thought it was way too simplistic and would not appeal to them. Read More »

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