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Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Abuse

Sara Bellum
May 03, 2012

You may have heard marijuana referred to as a “gateway drug,” meaning that it can open doors to other kinds of drug abuse. But did you know that prescription painkillers can be gateway drugs to heroin? Read More »

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse: Ask Mom and Dad To Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

Sara Bellum
April 10, 2012

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by high school seniors. Read More »

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Hand holding prescription drug

Treating Addiction With Medication

Sara Bellum
January 31, 2012

Most people are familiar with taking prescription medications like antibiotics when they get sick. Some people also are prescribed medication to help with a problem like depression or ADHD. Read More »

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Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of NIDA

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs?

Sara Bellum
January 05, 2012

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs? Read More »

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Pop Positivity, Not Pills

Let's Talk: Which Feature of the PEERx Web Site Do You Like Best?

Sara Bellum
December 20, 2011

There are lots of really cool features on the newly updated PEERx Web site. Have you seen them? Check them out here. Read More »

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