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These Teens’ Ideas Could Save Lives

10 hours 32 min ago
Three international teen scientists won honorable mentions in Addiction Science Awards for their inventions that could reduce deaths from oral cancer and drunk driving. Read More »

Viral Hepatitis and Drug Use: What’s the Connection?

August 12, 2019 - 08:33
Drug and alcohol use can increase a person’s chance of getting viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. If not treated, hepatitis can lead to serious health problems. Read More »

Why (And How) To Resist Drug Use in College

August 5, 2019 - 06:29
If you are heading to college, talk with a trusted adult for advice on how to handle new challenges you might face, including ones related to drug use.  Read More »

Meet Your Brain

July 29, 2019 - 06:08
Your brain is the command center for your entire body. Without it, you’re not you.  Read More »

What Does Cocaine Do To Your Body? Test Your Knowledge

July 22, 2019 - 06:05
Cocaine use, like all drug use, can have some heavy effects on a person's body. Take this quiz to find out more.  Read More »

Mixing Medicines Can Be Dangerous

July 15, 2019 - 06:55
Mixing prescription and over-the-counter medicines with other medicines or substances—intentionally or by accident—can have dangerous effects.  Read More »

Designing a Tamper-Resistant Opioid: Announcing the 2019 Addiction Science Award Winners

July 8, 2019 - 06:45
These 2019 Addiction Science Award winners developed a tamper-resistant opioid, explored the gene/addiction connection, and identified risky teen behaviors.  Read More »

The Problem(s) With Nicotine

June 24, 2019 - 07:29
E-cigarettes and tobacco products contain an addictive drug called nicotine, which makes it very hard to stop using them. Read More »

Myth or Fact? “Addiction Is a Choice"

June 17, 2019 - 07:00
Addiction is a brain disease. It’s not a choice, and it’s not a weakness. Drugs can change how the brain works, and those changes can last for a long time.  Read More »

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

June 10, 2019 - 06:50
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 »

Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Room

June 3, 2019 - 06:12
Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. Emergency room doctors can save the life of someone with OUD by reversing an opioid overdose and addressing the longer-term problem of addiction.   Read More »

You Said It: “I Know Someone Who Started Smoking and Wishes They Could Quit”

May 20, 2019 - 06:49
If you know someone who wants to quit smoking, you can help by listening without judgment and sharing some of these facts with your friend. Read More »

Say What? "Dopamine"

May 13, 2019 - 06:46
Your brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine as a response to things that are pleasurable. Read More »

Marijuana: Just the Facts

May 6, 2019 - 05:56
The teen brain continues to develop until age 25. Using marijuana regularly before then can have negative and long-lasting effects. Read More »

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