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What’s Your “Natural High?”

March 21, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Music? Writing? Sports? Cooking? Running? Read More »

A young man at a show booth.

Parents: Can They Deter Teens' Online Risky Behavior?

January 17, 2013  /  Benjamin Kornick, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner

In 5th grade, I was the victim of cyberbullying, when a classmate wrote hurtful instant messages about me. Shortly after, social networking became the rage, and sexting and cyberbullying became more prevalent. Read More »

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Teens standing in a circle around a board game.

Great Leaders: Not Just Historical Figures

January 08, 2013  /  Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.” I know, I know—you’ve heard that before. However, I’m here to tell you that this statement is not entirely true. Today’s young people can be today’s leaders. Read More »

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Two teenage girls.

Mentors: Helping Teens Help Each Other

December 18, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Get good grades. Spend time with friends. Make your parents proud. Eat healthy. Exercise. Volunteer. Choose a college. Don’t relax until you’ve finished all of the above. Read More »

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A teenage girl.

Life as an Intern at NIDA's Public Information and Liaison Branch

November 15, 2012  /  Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow

My name is Zofia, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about my experience interning with NIDA this past summer. I worked at NIDA last summer also, but in a different office. Read More »