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Mixing Medicines Can Be Dangerous

July 15, 2019 - 06:55
Mixing prescription and over-the-counter medicines with other medicines or substances—intentionally or by accident—can have dangerous effects.  Read More »

Designing a Tamper-Resistant Opioid: Announcing the 2019 Addiction Science Award Winners

July 8, 2019 - 06:45
These 2019 Addiction Science Award winners developed a tamper-resistant opioid, explored the gene/addiction connection, and identified risky teen behaviors.  Read More »

The Problem(s) With Nicotine

June 24, 2019 - 07:29
E-cigarettes and tobacco products contain an addictive drug called nicotine, which makes it very hard to stop using them. Read More »

Myth or Fact? “Addiction Is a Choice"

June 17, 2019 - 07:00
Addiction is a brain disease. It’s not a choice, and it’s not a weakness. Drugs can change how the brain works, and those changes can last for a long time.  Read More »

Plan Your Activity for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®: Become a CSI Agent!

June 10, 2019 - 06:50
Need activity ideas for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week? Check out this game: teams conduct a crime scene investigation (CSI) and see who can solve the mystery first. Read More »

Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Room

June 3, 2019 - 06:12
Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. Emergency room doctors can save the life of someone with OUD by reversing an opioid overdose and addressing the longer-term problem of addiction.   Read More »

You Said It: “I Know Someone Who Started Smoking and Wishes They Could Quit”

May 20, 2019 - 06:49
If you know someone who wants to quit smoking, you can help by listening without judgment and sharing some of these facts with your friend. Read More »

Say What? "Dopamine"

May 13, 2019 - 06:46
Your brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine as a response to things that are pleasurable. Read More »

Marijuana: Just the Facts

May 6, 2019 - 05:56
The teen brain continues to develop until age 25. Using marijuana regularly before then can have negative and long-lasting effects. Read More »

What's a Healthy Relationship Like?

April 29, 2019 - 06:03
Strong, healthy relationships are important for a happy life. How can you tell if a relationship is positive for you?  Read More »

Announcing the “Teens Make Music” Contest Winners!

April 22, 2019 - 04:10
The winning songwriters share the motivations behind their songs and their favorite moments at the GRAMMY Awards. Read More »

What To Ask Your Dentist About Opioids

April 15, 2019 - 05:58
One of the best ways to reduce your chance of misusing an opioid pain reliever is to talk to your dentist. Read More »

Why Are Drugs So Hard To Quit?

April 8, 2019 - 06:25
The answer might surprise you. It has to do with the brain.  Read More »

What Do Anabolic Steroids Do to Your Body? Test Your Knowledge

April 1, 2019 - 06:48
Take this quiz to learn about the effects of misusing anabolic steroids. Read More »

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