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How Dangerous Are Synthetic Drugs? Test Your Knowledge

June 18, 2018 - 06:30
Most drugs (even the ones that help people) are made in labs, not in nature. Take this quiz to learn more.  Read More »

Energy Drinks and Drug Use: A Surprising Connection

June 11, 2018 - 09:03
College students who regularly consume energy drinks could be at increased risk for drug problems.  Read More »

Teen Researcher Asks: Why Do E-Cigs Harm the Lungs?

June 4, 2018 - 07:47
She discovered an interesting—and unsettling—connection between e-cig vapor and burning garbage.  Read More »

Fentanyl: A Big Danger in Small Amounts

May 29, 2018 - 11:08
A recent report found that nearly half of overdose deaths that are related to opioids involve fentanyl. Read More »

Drug Use and Mental Health Problems: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2018 - 07:55
People addicted to drugs are about twice as likely to suffer from mental health disorders, and vice versa.  Read More »

Teen Drug Use Is Down—But Teen Overdoses Are Up

May 7, 2018 - 08:10
Teen overdoses from heroin and fentanyl are on the rise—and even one teen overdose is too many. Read More »

E-Cigs Are Risky—Whatever They Look Like

May 2, 2018 - 06:31
The JUUL design may look slick, but don’t let it fool you: Inside, it has the same nicotine that’s in regular cigarettes. Read More »

You Can Help Reduce the Opioid Crisis

April 27, 2018 - 09:22
Using other people’s opioids can be deadly. Make sure your house is free of unwanted, unused, and expired opioids. Read More »

Say What? “Overdose”

April 23, 2018 - 08:55
A drug overdose doesn’t always result in death, but every overdose should be taken seriously.  Read More »

E-Cigarettes: Inhaling More Than You Bargained For

April 16, 2018 - 06:51
Teens who vape are inhaling at least five poisonous chemical compounds.  Read More »

A Look Inside the Teen Brain: ABCD Study Update

April 9, 2018 - 06:23
Thousands of young people across the country are helping scientists unlock mysteries of the developing teen brain. Read More »

How Do Drugs Get Into a Person’s Hair?

April 2, 2018 - 06:30
Drugs travel through the bloodstream to every part of the human body, including the hair.  Read More »

You Said It: "My Parents Do Not Understand My Stress"

March 26, 2018 - 06:54
When it seems like no one understands your stress, it can help to talk about it with an adult you trust.  Read More »

Frances Bean Cobain and the Genetics of Addiction

March 19, 2018 - 07:02
Teens who think they might be at greater risk for addiction can be careful about the choices they make. Read More »

Say What? “Placebo”

March 12, 2018 - 09:20
Placebos are used in scientific studies to test how well a drug works.  Read More »

How Do Drugs Change Your Brain? Test Your Knowledge

March 5, 2018 - 07:22
Take our quiz to learn how drugs can affect your brain. Read More »

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