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Pregnancy and Drugs: Update (Part 2 – Marijuana, Opioids, and Illegal Drugs)

The NIDA Blog Team
June 20, 2016

An expecting mother’s use of drugs has all kinds of risks for the baby. Read More »

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Pregnancy and Drugs: Update (Part 1 – Smoking and Vaping)

The NIDA Blog Team
June 14, 2016

A new study links a pregnant woman’s smoking to differences in her baby’s DNA. Read More »

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Driven a Whale Lately?

The NIDA Blog Team
June 06, 2016

What could beluga whales—which can grow up to 37 feet long—and cars possibly have in common? Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 31, 2016

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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What Is an Opioid?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 25, 2016

Many people misusing prescription opioids get addicted to these drugs, and the consequences are sometimes fatal. Read More »

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