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    Looking for Treatment?

    Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or 1-800-662-HELP.

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

    How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs and Dangerous Dares

    Dr. Nora Volkow on the Katie Couric Show

    NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, appeared on “Katie” February 28, 2013 to answer questions on teen drug abuse and emerging trends.

    Prescription Drug Abuse

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