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Teens talking in front of a computer

Let's Talk: Where do you find science-based health information?

October 25, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Many U.S. Government agencies have Web sites to share information and resources with the public. Some help you find services you need—for instance, the Motor Vehicle Administration in your state helps you understand how to get your driver’s license. Read More »

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Teen pledging during National Drug Facts Week

Ignite Change in Your Community

October 20, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Change begins with just one small step. At NIDA, we are working to shatter the myths that some people believe about drug abuse and addiction. And we’re spreading the facts to help people make informed, healthy decisions. Did you know?: Read More »

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Prescription drugs on television

Prescription Drugs on TV

October 18, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve probably seen television commercials advertising prescription drugs for any number of things—from fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-al-ja) to depression. Read More »

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Teen thinking about smart choices

Shout Out for Making Smart Choices

October 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Teens have so many choices to make: what classes and afterschool activities to sign up for, which music or videos to download, where to go to hang out with friends. And that’s not all of them! Read More »

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Girl refusing a cigarette from another girl

Smoking Stinks!

October 12, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You probably know that smoking is NOT cool—and that it’s really dangerous, too. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and kills nearly a half a million people each year. Read More »

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