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Surf Smarts

The Internet can be a great source of information. The trick is finding facts from reliable sources. And…

The Science of Opioid Addiction

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

Drug Addiction and Stress: The Brain Connection

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

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

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

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).

Prescription Drugs: Their Use and Abuse

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

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…

The Science of Addiction

How serious is drug addiction? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),drug addiction is “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…

The Deadly Effects of Tobacco Addiction

Addiction: A chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical and…