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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)
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To prevent the initiation of drug use and the escalation to addiction in those who have already initiated use.
To prevent the initiation of drug use and the escalation to addiction in those who have already initiated use.

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Anabolic steroid misuse may lead to
kidney failure, liver damage, and increased risk of heart stroke or heart attack. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/anabolic-steroids #DrugFacts #FridayFacts
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Heavy alcohol use appears to be higher in college students than their non-college peers. Learn more: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/drug-alcohol-use-in-college-age-adults-in-2016 #AlcoholAwareness
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Did you know that teens who vape are inhaling at least five poisonous cancer-causing compounds? Learn more: http://bit.ly/2JKUrBL
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OUD Tx medications given in prison were linked with decrease in overdose after release. Get the latest addiction science research on #NIDAMED News. https://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals
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Secondhand smoke exposure can cause problems such as coughing, phlegm, reduced lung function, pneumonia, and bronchitis. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/cigarettes-other-tobacco-products #DrugFacts #FridayFacts
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Drug misuse and addiction have been linked with HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic. Learn the link: http://hiv.drugabuse.gov/english/learn/overview.html #STDMonth18 #NYHAAD
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Thanks to thousands of young people, scientists are learning more than ever about the teen brain. http://bit.ly/2EwJkIL #NIDAteens
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Want to learn more about #opioids and what you can do to help your patients? Check out free CME/CEs on opioid overdose and safe prescribing on #NIDAMED! https://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals/cmece-activities
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#Rx CNS depressants act on the brain by increasing activity of GABA, a chemical that slows brain activity. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-cns-depressants #DrugFacts #FridayFacts
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