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NIH Improves Access to Drug Abuse Information for Teens

Teens and their caregivers can now find answers to questions about drug abuse and addiction more easily, and through smartphones and tablets. The updates were announced this week by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, as part of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month events in October. NIDA has upgraded its teen website to a “responsive design” model for better viewing through smartphones and tablets and continues to offer free, interactive resources. In addition, NIDA’s improved Parents and Educators page simplifies the process of finding free, scientifically based prevention and education resources. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, which began in 2011, is organized by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). To get involved, visit www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/prevention-intro/prevention-month. For more information about the new teen-related resources for drug abuse and addiction, see the NIDA press release.

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