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Study Explores New Way To Help LGBTQ Youth Identify Substance Use Disorders

June 30, 2020 - 08:41
People who identify as LGBTQ may face social stigma, discrimination, harassment, and violence. This can put them at greater risk for substance use disorders. One doctor is looking for a way to help LGBTQ youth avoid or overcome these disorders. Read More »

Avoiding Drug Use Can Be a Family Choice

June 22, 2020 - 05:13
A lot of things can increase the risk that a teen will have a problem with drugs, including living with a parent who uses drugs.  Read More »

A Teen Scientist Is Helping To Solve Mysterious Drug-Related Deaths

June 15, 2020 - 04:56
Daphne Liu's work could help doctors learn if a drug overdose was accidental or intentional—so they can help people who have problems with drugs before it’s too late. Read More »

Hallucinogens: Just the Facts

June 8, 2020 - 07:25
Hallucinogens change a person’s awareness of their surroundings, thoughts, and feelings. These drugs can have other unpredictable effects, too.   Read More »

Is There a Connection Between Missing Sleep and Using Drugs?

June 1, 2020 - 07:15
You know it’s important to get enough sleep. But you might be surprised to learn exactly how important it is. Read More »

Myth or Fact? “Marijuana Is Stronger These Days”

May 18, 2020 - 04:07
Of the more than 500 chemicals in marijuana, THC is the main one that causes a person to feel high. And THC levels in marijuana have been increasing. Read More »

Meet Molly: The Truth About MDMA (Ecstasy or “E”)

May 11, 2020 - 05:14
You never know what you’re getting with Molly, but it probably won’t be good. Read More »

Easy-to-Use Resources for Learning About Drugs and Addiction

May 4, 2020 - 04:56
Check out free resources you can use while staying at home or as part of a virtual class.  Read More »

COVID-19 and Drug Use: What’s the Connection?

April 27, 2020 - 05:01
It's important to be smart about your health. Take care of your lungs: Avoid smoking or vaping any substance. Read More »

“Safe Station”: A Fire Chief’s Compassionate Response to the Opioid Crisis

April 20, 2020 - 06:35
A fire chief in New Hampshire is helping people who misuse opioids. His example is inspiring fire departments around the country to do the same. Read More »

Does Your Family Know the Risks of Misusing Opioids?

April 13, 2020 - 05:50
Misusing opioids can have serious health consequences. Read More »

The Latest on Vaping-Related Illness and Deaths

April 6, 2020 - 06:02
If a person heats vitamin E acetate and inhales it (breathes it in), it may damage their lungs.  Read More »

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 »

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