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Drug Facts Chat Day

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Ask the Experts: Today Is Drug Facts Chat Day

Sara Bellum
November 01, 2011

Today is NIDA’s fifth annual Drug Facts Chat Day. Read More »

Teens talking about drugs

Real Teens Ask: Why Take Drugs?

Sara Bellum
September 30, 2011

During NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, young people asked a lot of great questions. One really basic question came from a student in Pennsylvania: Why do people take drugs? Read More »

Teens being social

Real Teens Ask: Drugs and Socializing

Sara Bellum
September 01, 2011

Being a teen is tricky, and sometimes we all wish for a quick fix when we’re feeling awkward or out of place. At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a middle school student in Maryland: Read More »

Scratching teen

Real Teens Ask about Effects of Heroin

Sara Bellum
June 17, 2011

At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a high school student: ”Why do people scratch a lot when they are high on heroin?" Read More »

Pills and alcohol

Real Teens Ask: What Are Designer Drugs?

Sara Bellum
March 17, 2011

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »