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The Science of Addiction

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

The Deadly Effects of Tobacco Addiction

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

Abuse of Inhalants and Prescription Drugs: Real Dangers for Teens

Although studies show that overall drug abuse among teens is down, three very dangerous substances show…

Methamphetamine: Toxic. Addictive. Devastating. Get the Facts!

Methamphetamine, also known as “meth” or “ice,” is a highly addictive and brain-altering stimulant drug. It…

Two Teen Health Dangers: Obesity and Drug Addiction

Researchers have discovered an amazing connection between how the brain is involved in obesity and drug…

Poison Vapors: The Truth About Inhalants

Inhalants are poisonous chemical vapors that can be misused to produce mind-altering effects, often with disastrous…

Teens, Drug Abuse, and AIDS: The Deadly Connection

According to a 2004 report from NIDA, behavior associated with drug abuse is now the single…

Drug Facts: Cocaine and Your Brain

Cocaine interferes with the brain’s normal handling of dopamine, a brain chemical, or neurotransmitter, involved with…

Drug Facts: Ecstasy

What is it? Ecstasy, or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), is part hallucinogen and part stimulant.  How many teens…

Drug Facts: How Hallucinogens Work

LSD Messes Up Messages in the Brain Hallucinogens are drugs that dramatically alter perceptions. Some hallucinogens…

Drug Facts: Heroin

What Is It? Heroin is an opiate, a kind of drug that’s culled from the seed…

Drug Facts: Inhalants

Inhalants Can Kill You can die the first time you try inhalants. There are a number…