Get information to help you talk with your teens about drugs and their effects, and learn where to go to get help.
Start A Conversation: 10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health
Thousands of teens asked questions about drugs and health. Learn the answers to 10 popular questions.
“16 and Recovering”: Where Are They Now? Messages of Hope For Those Looking To Begin Their Own Recovery Journey
The recovery journeys of students at the Northshore Recovery High School in Massachusetts were documented in the MTV reality docuseries, “16 and Recovering.” After the docuseries aired, MTV caught up with the students to hear about where they are since graduating.
What Are the Signs of Having a Problem With Drugs?
One important sign of addiction is that a person continues to use drugs even though it’s harming their life.
Why Does NIDA Study Addiction in Teens?
Because the teen brain is still developing, it’s more vulnerable than the adult brain to changes caused by drug use.
“16 and Recovering”: How One School Supports Students On Their Road to Recovery
There are high schools designed for students who are recovering from substance use disorders. Learn about one of them.
What's the Connection Between Art and Brain Development?
Researchers with the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study are studying the teen brain to learn more about how it grows and functions—including the connection between creating art and brain development.
Living With an Adult Who Has a Substance Use Problem
Living with a person who has a substance use disorder can be especially difficult for young people.
Miss America 2020 Talks With NIDA’s Director About Using Prescription Opioids Safely
Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier wants to help educate others about the importance of using medications safely.
Virtual Tools for Staying Healthy
Free apps for smartphones might help someone manage stress, quit smoking and vaping, and find support.
Teens Ask: “Is There a Cure for Addiction?”
There may not be a cure for addiction, but treatment can help.