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The Buzz on Caffeine

June 25, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

This post from 2012 gets a refresh highlighting new caffeine trends. Question: What’s the most widely used drug? Read More »

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Alcohol: The Friend Factor

June 18, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Friends can influence your opinion about music, fashion—and alcohol. In this updated post from 2013, NIDA provides strategies for staying true to yourself and avoiding peer pressure. Read More »

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Justin Bieber: A Warning to All Teens

January 24, 2014  /  Carol Krause, NIDA Communications Director

Hello SBB readers. A few years ago, I did a blog post on the death of Michael Jackson—the pop star who seemed to have it all … but who succumbed to a death related to drug abuse. Read More »

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Emory Payne

Alcohol and Zebrafish: An Interview With Emory Payne

December 10, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Emory Payne is a senior at Bancroft School in Massachusetts. Emory and his lab partner, Zohaib Majaz, won the 2nd place 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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Designated Driver = No Alcohol

December 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

The holiday season is upon us once again, and alcohol often is served at parties and family gatherings. Read More »

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