National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Over the long term, alcohol can increase your risk of more than 200 different diseases, including in the liver and pancreas, and certain cancers.
August 10, 2023

Alcohol’s health effects: What you need to know

Drinking alcohol is so common that people may not question how even one beer, cocktail, or glass of wine could...

Alcohol Use Disorder
Researchers are studying how social influence around vaping affects teens.
November 05, 2020

Under the influence: NIH research shows teen vaping, social pressure on the rise

Vapes. E-cigarettes. E-hookahs. Mods. Vaporizer devices all have the same purpose: to heat liquids containing nicotine or marijuana that people...


Common vaping devices include tanks or mods (left) and e-cigarettes.
October 21, 2020

Vaping: What you need to know

Vapes are battery-operated devices that heat liquid with nicotine, marijuana, or flavorings. Some vapes contain other unknown substances or chemicals....

Talking with your children about the dangers of vaping can help prevent long-lasting health problems.
September 24, 2020

Tips for talking to your teen about vaping

Vaping nicotine or marijuana can cause long-lasting health problems for your child. So, it's important to talk with your...


Nora Volkow, M.D., is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
July 09, 2020

Teen vaping research is a priority as marijuana and nicotine use surge

Vaping has led to a dramatic rise in nicotine and marijuana use among young people in recent years. Marijuana vaping...

September 12, 2019

New maps feature makes drug disposal easier and safer

If you have unused or expired prescriptions, where should you get rid of them? Look to your phone or other...

Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Opioids

August 26, 2019

Tips for setting screen time limits

Feel like your screen time may be eating into family time? Here are tips for setting screen time limits. Make family...

Screen Time
August 26, 2019

Notes from the field: What we know about screen time so far

NIH's Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study wants to know what—if any—impact screen time, among many other factors, has...

Screen Time

August 26, 2019

What is all that screen time doing to your child’s brain?

Here's a surefire conversation starter: Tell a group of parents that you're studying whether too much screen time...

Screen Time
April 06, 2019

The ABCs of CBD: Separating fact from fiction

CBD. Cannabidiol. No matter what you call it, you may have heard health claims about this little-known part of the...


Personal Story

James M. maintains a drug-free lifestyle with support from UTEC, Inc.
January 13, 2019

Renewal and recovery after opioid dependence

For the past six years, James M. was in and out of jail, courtrooms, detox, and halfway houses. "I started...

Opioids, Personal Story
January 09, 2019

Healing and haiku: One parent’s experience with addiction and loss

Haiku is a form of poetry that can express complex emotions and ideas in a short and simple form. In...

Opioids, Personal Story