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Be a Science Fact-Checker

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Prescription Pain Medications: What You Need to Know

When used as directed by a doctor, powerful prescription pain medications called opioids (pronounced OH-pee-oyds) have…

The Science of Decision Making and Peer Pressure

Imagine you’re with classmates when a friend from another school approaches. Your classmates start making fun…

Questions About Drugs—Answers From Scientists

Every year since 2007, scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in Washington, D.C.,…

E-Cigarettes: What You Need to Know

You may have seen electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in stores, in advertisements, or being used. But e-cigarettes,…

Myth Buster:
Questions & Answers From Drug Facts Chat Day

Each year, as part of National Drug Facts Week, teens can join scientists in a live…

Recovery From Drug Addiction

Addiction is a brain disease because drugs change how the brain works. People who are addicted…

Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

As lawmakers in some states legalize marijuana for adults and people with certain medical conditions, you…

Pushing Pause

Science shows that by pausing, you can help shape your destiny through self-control. Click on the…

The Power of Pausing

What Would You Do? Scientific studies show that people who exhibit self-control in making decisions enjoy…

“Wiring” Your Brain

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Video: Scientist Raises Concerns About E-Cigarettes

A scientist discusses e-cigarette concerns. Video Discussion Questions Use information from both the video above and…