Facts and Stats

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    Ask the Docs: About Heroin

    What exactly is heroin? And how is it different from legal drugs? Students asked, and doctors answered these questions and more during NIDA’s “Chat Day.”
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    Quiz: Ecstasy and MDMA

    How much do you know about the synthetic “party” drugs MDMA and ecstasy? 
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    Ask the Docs: About Steroids

    Is ‘roid rage’ a real thing? Can steroids cause you to lose your hair? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
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    Ask the Docs: About Inhalants

    Earlier this year, NIDA hosted it's annual “Chat Day” – a live online chat between teens and NIH scientists. See more student questions and doctor answers about inhalants.
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    Ask the Docs: About Marijuana

    At their annual 'Chat Day,' the National Institute on Drug Abuse gave students across the country a chance to ask doctors anything about drugs. Find out what you really want to know about marijuana.
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    High Schoolers and Weed

    Research from Canada tells us how weed can change your attitude towards school. 
  • Survey: Opioid Use Among 12th Graders Down

    Use among 12th graders is trending downward, even as use and overdose rates for adults rise.
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    Study: Most Teen Drug Use Down

    "C’mon – everybody is doing it." You might have heard this phrase from someone trying to get you to use drugs. Of course, you knew that that line was never true. But findings from the latest Monitoring the Future survey is even more proof.
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    Synthetic Weed: What Do You Know?

    Many people aren’t aware of the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids (aka “fake weed”). Take our quiz to learn what’s fact and what’s fiction.
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    Drug Alert: Marijuana Edibles

    Though smoking marijuana is the most prevalent method of consumption, eating marijuana is quickly becoming a popular way to use the drug.