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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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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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Let Your Voice to Be Heard! Join the NIDA Teen Advisory Group!

February 23, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In 2010, NIDA assembled its first Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to get authentic teen feedback on how to improve our Web sites and materials for teens. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

February 18, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

On NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, scientists answered a lot of your great questions. This one is from “I AM MIKE” from Jefferson Township High School in Trenton, New Jersey: Are you more likely to do drugs if someone in your family does? Read More »

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