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The Science of Drug Testing: How Alcohol Breath Tests Work

April 04, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On this blog we’ve discussed alcohol from many different angles; now let’s take a look at alcohol breath tests. Read More »

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Love and Drugs and Violence

February 16, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

There is a connection between people in abusive dating relationships and drugs and alcohol. Read More »

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Hazing and Alcohol: Time to Break With “Tradition”

April 10, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We all want to belong. But all too often, joining a club means going through an embarrassing and potentially dangerous initiation ritual—known as hazing.   Read More »

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Drug Use and Violence: An Unhappy Relationship

March 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to experience dating violence, and that prescription drug use can contribute to the violence. More research is needed to learn how different drugs may make us more or less aggressive or more likely to be the victim of someone else who is using drugs or alcohol.  Read More »

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6 Tactful Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure To Use Drugs and Alcohol

March 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Even when you are confident in your decision not to use drugs or alcohol, it can be hard when it’s your friend who is offering. Here are a few tips that may come in handy. Read More »