National Inhalants and Poison Prevention Week – March 20-26, 2011

March 23, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

"Why does that guy keep breathing into that stupid paper bag?" "Did you see that kid back there? Looks kinda’ dazed." "Oh no, I think she’s passed out. Wait, is she still breathing?" Read More »

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Pills and alcohol

Real Teens Ask: What Are Designer Drugs?

March 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Limbic System

March 15, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA’s Glossary defines the limbic system as “a set of brain structures that generates our feelings, emotions, and motivations. It is also important in learning and memory.” Read More »

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teens at a party with alcohol

Product Placement – Sneaking Messages To Your Brain

March 09, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

So you’re watching American Idol and you notice that the judges are all drinking from Coke cups. It’s pretty obvious that Coca Cola paid for that not-so-subtle endorsement. Read More »

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Let’s Talk: Social Media

March 04, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

A few months ago, we asked you about your favorite social networking sites—including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and Twitter— and now we want to know a little bit about how you use social media. Read More »

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