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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 »

Let’s Shatter the Myths About Drugs

February 26, 2018 - 07:26
Make choices about your health based on facts, not myths.  Read More »

Words Matter: Why Don’t We Say “Addict”?

February 20, 2018 - 06:53
The words we use matter when we speak and think about people who have a substance use disorder. Read More »

Out of Control: Opioids and the Brain

February 12, 2018 - 06:50
The longer someone misuses opioids, the harder it is to quit.  Read More »

Say What? "Habituation"

February 5, 2018 - 06:17
The process of habituation can lead to teens taking more and more risks, some of which can be harmful. Read More »

Teens’ Drug Use Is Lower Than Ever (Mostly)

January 8, 2018 - 10:05
Teens are using alcohol, opioids, and cigarettes less frequently than they used to. But they don't always know about the risks involved in using e-cigarettes, marijuana, and inhalants.  Read More »

The Year in Drug News: 2017 Blog Roundup

January 3, 2018 - 14:17
Check out our list of last year’s blog posts—on secondhand marijuana smoke, e-cigarettes, opioids, and more—and see what you may have missed. Read More »

“Personalized Medicine” for Drug Problems?

December 18, 2017 - 09:48
Could gene research help treat drug problems—or even prevent them from happening in the first place? Read More »

Tech-wise: Discovering Medications by Computer

December 11, 2017 - 06:18
Technology is helping scientists find new ways to safely treat health problems.  Read More »

Babies Born to Women Addicted to Opioids

December 4, 2017 - 10:09
These babies may experience difficult withdrawal symptoms.  Read More »

Drugs and HIV/AIDS: Linked in More Ways Than One

December 1, 2017 - 06:24
Drugs can change the way your brain works, which can affect your judgment and lead to bad decisions. Read More »

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