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Get the inside information on how different drugs can affect the brain and the body and what you can do to get involved.

For more resources, see the NIDA for Teens website.

7.6% of 8th graders say they vaped nicotine in the past month.

Source: 2021 Monitoring the Future Survey

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  • National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day - Have a question? NIDA scientists have answers. Join Chat Day and find out what you want to know about drugs and drug use in real time.
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® - Take part in NDAFW, a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs!
  • The Addiction Science Award - Compete in the world's largest science competition for high school students, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Three projects are selected to receive awards for exemplary work in Addiction Science.

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