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Human Trafficking and Drugs

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:01
Illegal transporting (or trafficking) of people and transporting illegal drugs often happen together. Read More »

Addiction Science Award Winners 2017

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:41
Find out what teen scientists learned about genes, drug use, and risky behavior.   Read More »

“Third-hand Smoke”: A Lingering Problem

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:03
Tobacco's dangers are more than what we can see and smell.  Read More »

Addiction in Fiction: Dealing with the Consequences of a Drug Problem in “This Is Us”

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 07:23
Fictional characters are often portrayed having real-life issues. What can we learn from their stories?  Read More »

What Increases the Risk of Having a Drug Problem? (Part 2)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:30
Difficulties in school, at work, or with friendships can put you at increased risk. Read More »

What Increases the Risk of Having a Drug Problem? (Part 1)

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 08:47
Starting drug use when you’re young is one of many factors that can put you at greater risk. Read More »

Five Things Inhalants Can Do to Your Body

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 07:57
Inhaling fumes from household or workplace products – even just one time – can be very harmful to your brain and body. Read More »

What’s Dangerous About Cigarette Smoking? Test Your Knowledge

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 07:08
How much do you know about what makes cigarette smoking so hazardous to your health?  Read More »

Say What? “Epigenetics”

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:53
Taking drugs can affect which of your genes are switched on or off, and this can be passed on to your kids. Epigenetics is the study of this process. Read More »

Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 3: Misusing Prescription Stimulants—Myth vs. Fact

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:35
It’s possible to misuse a stimulant—even if it was prescribed for you—and that can lead to health problems.  Read More »

Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 2: Types of Stimulants

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:38
While prescription stimulants can help with ADHD, non-prescribed stimulants do not help with ADHD, and each one has its own side effects and risks.  Read More »

Your Brain on Stimulants, Part 1: How Stimulants Work

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:34
Stimulants are drugs that increase alertness, attention, and energy by raising the levels of dopamine (a chemical) in the brain and other parts of the body, similar to the way dopamine is naturally produced in the brain.  Read More »

Could Snake Venom Help with the Opioid Problem?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:09
Scientists are studying venom from snakes and spiders that might lead to safer or more effective pain relievers. This approach to developing drugs is called “toxineering”. Read More »

So You Think You May Have a Problem with Drugs. What Now?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:57
If you think you might have a problem with drugs, it’s important to talk to a medical professional. If you have questions or concerns about taking that step, we have answers. Read More »

Three More Things We’ve Learned About Secondhand Marijuana Smoke

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:16
Researchers still have many unanswered questions, but the available evidence suggests that while inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke isn’t as bad for your health as smoking marijuana, it isn’t harmless, either. Read More »

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