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Opioid Withdrawal in Babies Is Increasing

February 18, 2020 - 07:21
Approximately every 15 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Read More »

Plan Your Activity for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®: Hold an “Addiction and Art” Contest!

February 10, 2020 - 06:00
Art can be a powerful expression of thoughts and feelings around the theme of drugs and addiction. Check out this activity idea for NDAFW.  Read More »

Is Teen Drug Use Related to Brain Size?

February 3, 2020 - 06:50
Teens who use nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana have two brain areas that are smaller than average when they become adults. Read More »

Three Surprising Risks From Vaping

January 27, 2020 - 07:23
The more we learn about vaping, the riskier it turns out to be. Dr. Kevin Walton, a scientific expert on vaping, explains the risks.  Read More »

TV and Tobacco: A Dangerous Match

January 21, 2020 - 05:37
It's becoming more common to see characters in TV programs smoking on screen. But what does that mean for teens and tobacco use?  Read More »

Can You Get Addicted to Cough and Cold Medicines?

January 13, 2020 - 05:57
Cough and cold medicines taken as instructed can be safe and effective. But misusing them can have harmful results. Read More »

The Year in Drugs and Health News: 2019 Blog Roundup

January 6, 2020 - 06:16
Check out all of the addiction science updates that we shared on the blog in 2019. Read More »

Monitoring the Future 2019: The Highs and Lows of Vaping

December 18, 2019 - 06:03
The annual survey found that teens' use of most drugs continues to decline—with one alarming exception. Read More »

Plan Your Activity for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®: Take the Drug Facts Challenge!

December 16, 2019 - 06:03
Take the Drug Facts Challenge and learn the facts about drugs and alcohol. Read More »

Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

December 9, 2019 - 07:35
Addiction is a brain disease. And it can happen to anyone.  Read More »

How To Stop Illegal Opioids in International Mail—Some Smart Ideas

December 2, 2019 - 05:38
Find out what experts are doing to keep illegal opioids out of U.S. mail.  Read More »

Are You a “Secondhand Smoker”?

November 18, 2019 - 06:27
Teens who have smoke-free rules in their homes and cars are much less likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke. Read More »

Say What? “Cannabidiol (CBD)”

November 12, 2019 - 05:47
CBD is typically found in very small amounts in the marijuana plant. It’s one of over 100 chemicals called cannabinoids.  Read More »

On the Rise: Marijuana Use and Vaping Among Young Adults

November 4, 2019 - 07:48
In 2018, past-year marijuana use reached an all-time high among young adults. Past-month nicotine vaping more than doubled from 2017 to 2018 among college students.  Read More »

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