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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Celebrates Its 10th Year

March 30, 2020 - 05:44
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® goes virtual! NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow celebrates 10 years of #NDAFW and shares how you can get involved online. Read More »

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

March 23, 2020 - 04:21
Marijuana withdrawal can lead to symptoms like depression, anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping, and more. Read More »

What Triggers a Relapse? “Cues” Give Clues

March 16, 2020 - 05:43
By learning more about how drug cues work, scientists might gain insights into how to prevent relapses and help people stay in recovery. Read More »

Can Too Much “Screen Time” Change Your Brain?

March 9, 2020 - 06:29
Scientists are reviewing brain scans from ABCD Study participants to see how developing brains change over time. Screen time is just one of the things scientists are exploring. Read More »

Methamphetamine (Meth): Just the Facts

March 2, 2020 - 06:00
Methamphetamine (meth) is a stimulant drug that can cause more serious problems than just "meth mouth".  Read More »

A Day in the Life of a Chat Day Question

February 24, 2020 - 04:15
One day a year, scientists answer thousands of questions—live—from teens around the world for National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day.  Read More »

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 »

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