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Announcing the “Teens Make Music” Contest Winners!

6 hours 10 min ago
The winning songwriters share the motivations behind their songs and their favorite moments at the GRAMMY Awards. Read More »

What To Ask Your Dentist About Opioids

April 15, 2019 - 05:58
One of the best ways to reduce your chance of misusing an opioid pain reliever is to talk to your dentist. Read More »

Why Are Drugs So Hard To Quit?

April 8, 2019 - 06:25
The answer might surprise you. It has to do with the brain.  Read More »

What Do Anabolic Steroids Do to Your Body? Test Your Knowledge

April 1, 2019 - 06:48
Take this quiz to learn about the effects of misusing anabolic steroids. Read More »

Can Space Help Us Understand Addiction?

March 25, 2019 - 04:20
Scientists will investigate space-based changes to hopefully uncover greater insights into diseases like addiction and treatments that might help.  Read More »

Say What? "Naloxone"

March 18, 2019 - 07:24
Scientists and health professionals are working toward solutions that save lives from the opioid crisis. One of those solutions is naloxone.  Read More »

You’re Programming Your Brain—Right Now!

March 11, 2019 - 06:03
Your brain keeps developing until you’re about 25 years old. Fortunately, your brain is influenced by things you can control, including your health choices. Read More »

Choices Matter—At Any Age

March 4, 2019 - 07:18
When it comes to drugs and alcohol, the choices you make as a young adult will be just as important as the ones you make in your teen years.  Read More »

Educating Peers, Reducing Stigma: A “4-H Healthy Living Ambassador” Shares His Story

February 25, 2019 - 06:15
West Virginian Nate Plumley uses his family’s first-hand experience with opioid misuse to help others. Read More »

Myth or Fact? "Spice Is Like Marijuana"

February 19, 2019 - 06:03
Spice might look like marijuana, but that’s where the similarities end.  Read More »

Young Women in Science

February 11, 2019 - 04:22
These young women are helping inspire other women and girls to join the field of science.  Read More »

Why Is Nicotine So Addictive?

February 4, 2019 - 06:45
Tobacco use kills about 1,300 people every day. What makes nicotine—a main ingredient in tobacco—so addictive? Read More »

What Is Drugged Driving?

January 28, 2019 - 06:06
Many people know that it isn’t safe to drive after drinking alcohol. It’s also unsafe to drive after using illicit drugs or after misusing prescription drugs. Read More »

NIDA Director Kicks Off NDAFW and Chat Day

January 22, 2019 - 06:46
More than 50 scientists chat live with teens across the country on National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day. Read More »

Good Tunes, Smart Choices: “Teens Make Music Contest” Winners To Be Announced

January 14, 2019 - 07:07
Teens are using the power of music to reflect on the consequences of drug use. Listen and learn more.  Read More »

The Year in Drug News: 2018 Blog Roundup

January 7, 2019 - 08:13
Check out this list of blog posts from the past year, complete with facts, tips, and even a few quizzes to test your knowledge.  Read More »

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