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Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.

Free Classroom Materials for 6th-12th Grades

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NIDA Research Spotlight: "Sex, Drugs and Facebook"

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NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
PEERx: Empower Teens to Avoid Prescription Drug Abuse

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    Easy-to-read Drug Facts

    Is it Time to Talk to Your Teen About Drug Use?

    Parent Discussion on Drug Abuse and Addiction with Dr. Volkow

    Nora Volkow

    Dr. Volkow talks to parents in Harlem about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction, how to talk to kids about drugs and how to recognize if a kid is taking drugs.

    Prescription Drug Abuse

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