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Stress and Drug Abuse: The Brain Connection

You are about to take a test. The coach is announcing who made the team. Your…

GET THE FACTS: Drug Abuse Puts Your Whole Body at Risk

Research shows . . . “Drug abuse and addiction can affect almost every system in your…

In Harm’s Way: More Facts About How Drug Abuse Puts Your Whole Body at Risk

“Drug abuse and addiction can affect almost every system in your body. You probably know that…

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

The news made headlines in 2006: Smokers today get more nicotine from inhaling cigarette smoke than they did…

Drug Addiction and Stress: The Brain Connection

If you hit a fastball for a home run, chances are the next time you are…

The Science of Opioid Addiction

Opioids such as Vicodin and OxyContin are medications often prescribed because of their pain-relieving properties. Used…

Dangerous Liaisons: Mixing Hydrocodone with Alcohol and Other Drugs

Hydrocodone, the active ingredient in pain relievers such  as Vicodin®, Anexsia®, Lorcet® and Norco®, is one…

Talking With Your Doctor

View or download the student article “Talking With Your Doctor” (PDF).

Out of It

View or download the student article “Out of It” (PDF).

A Day in the Life of a Teen: Decisions at Every Turn

Teens are faced with many choices and tough decisions every day. Find out the facts about…

Prescription Drugs: Their Use and Abuse

A prescription label is not just a bunch of words. It’s a doctor’s instructions to a…

The Role of Genes in Drug Addiction

The disease known as drug addiction shares many features with other chronic illnesses—one of which is heritability, meaning a…