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Mental Health Blog Posts

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When It Comes to Friends, Sometimes Less Is More

June 29, 2015  /  Sara Bellum

American high school students today report having fewer friends than in the past—but they’re OK with that. Read More »

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Marijuana & Psychosis

June 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You may know that marijuana can pose risks for a person’s physical health. But for some people, it carries risks for their mental health, too. Read More »

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In Memoriam: Lost to Addiction and Mental Illness

December 22, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We’d like to remember the actors and musicians whom we lost in 2014 to drug addiction or related mental illness this past year. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

December 04, 2014  /  Eric Wargo, Ph.D.

The brain is a powerful instrument.  Meditation can help it do even more amazing things by sharpening and enhancing its powers. Read More »

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Getting Enough Sleep: The Impossible Dream?

May 09, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Are you a “morning person”? If you’re a teen, the answer is probably no—but that doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It has to do with a brain hormone called melatonin. Read More »

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