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Teens Ask: “Is There a Cure for Addiction?”

August 10, 2020 - 11:03
There may not be a cure for addiction, but treatment can help people live full, healthy lives again. Read More »

Four Steps for Using Prescription Pain Medications Safely

August 6, 2020 - 18:12
Prescription opioids are effective drugs if used safely. If misused, a person can become addicted to them. Read More »

Opioid Withdrawal in Babies Is Increasing

August 3, 2020 - 08:55
Approximately every 15 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Read More »

Talking With Your Parents About Drugs

August 3, 2020 - 08:54
You don’t have to wait for an adult to start a discussion about drugs. Speak up and speak out! Read More »

How Does Addiction Taste? Flavored Tobacco Products and e-Cigs Are No Safer than Unflavored

August 3, 2020 - 08:53
E-cigarettes and hookah tobacco are sometimes flavored like fruit or candy, but liquid nicotine with flavors is just as unhealthy as its plain cousin. Read More »

10 Things You Can Learn About Marijuana on the Drugs & Health Blog

August 3, 2020 - 08:53
Recently, the NIDA Blog Team brought the science of marijuana to life in a series of posts about the drug’s effects on your brain, perception, pets, driving, and more. Here are a few highlights! Read More »

Stimulating Science

August 3, 2020 - 08:53
Remember all the noise about the bad economy and how Congress was passing a "Stimulus Act" to help? The name of this bill is the "American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)". Read More »

Four Steps for Using Prescription Pain Medications Safely

July 27, 2020 - 07:05
Prescription opioids are effective drugs if used safely. If misused, a person can become addicted to them. Read More »

Helping a Brain in Pain

July 20, 2020 - 07:21
Scientists are learning more about a network of opioid receptors in the brain that might play an important role in helping control stress and anxiety related to pain. Read More »

What Is Lean?

July 13, 2020 - 07:19
Misusing prescription cough medicine can lead to nausea and dizziness, and in some cases, seizures and overdose.  Read More »

Study Explores New Way To Help LGBTQ Youth Identify Substance Use Disorders

June 30, 2020 - 08:41
People who identify as LGBTQ may face social stigma, discrimination, harassment, and violence. This can put them at greater risk for substance use disorders. One doctor is looking for a way to help LGBTQ youth avoid or overcome these disorders. Read More »

Avoiding Drug Use Can Be a Family Choice

June 22, 2020 - 05:13
A lot of things can increase the risk that a teen will have a problem with drugs, including living with a parent who uses drugs.  Read More »

A Teen Scientist Is Helping To Solve Mysterious Drug-Related Deaths

June 15, 2020 - 04:56
Daphne Liu's work could help doctors learn if a drug overdose was accidental or intentional—so they can help people who have problems with drugs before it’s too late. Read More »

Driven a Whale Lately?

June 12, 2020 - 09:05
What could beluga whales—which can grow up to 37 feet long—and cars possibly have in common? Read More »

Say What? “Epigenetics”

June 12, 2020 - 09:01
Taking drugs can affect which of your genes are switched on or off, and this can be passed on to your kids. Read More »

The Year in Drug News: 2017 Blog Roundup

June 12, 2020 - 09:00
Check out our list of last year’s blog posts—on secondhand marijuana smoke, e-cigarettes, opioids, and more—and see what you may have missed. Read More »

Hallucinogens: Just the Facts

June 8, 2020 - 07:25
Hallucinogens change a person’s awareness of their surroundings, thoughts, and feelings. These drugs can have other unpredictable effects, too.   Read More »

Is There a Connection Between Missing Sleep and Using Drugs?

June 1, 2020 - 07:15
You know it’s important to get enough sleep. But you might be surprised to learn exactly how important it is. Read More »

Myth or Fact? “Marijuana Is Stronger These Days”

May 18, 2020 - 04:07
Of the more than 500 chemicals in marijuana, THC is the main one that causes a person to feel high. And THC levels in marijuana have been increasing. Read More »

Plan Your Activity for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®: Become a CSI Agent!

May 15, 2020 - 12:45
Need activity ideas for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week? Check out this game: teams conduct a crime scene investigation (CSI) and see who can solve the mystery first. Read More »

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