NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Find NIDA for Teens on: NIDAnews on Twitter NIDANIH on YouTube NIDANIH on Facebook

Sara Bellum Blog

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

Boy playing a game on his phone.

Video Game Addiction—Is it Real?


Sara Bellum
April 09, 2014

Doodle Jump. Candy Crush. FarmVille. Angry Birds. Cut the Rope. Fruit Ninja. Words With Friends. Read More »

1 Comment
Graphic: "We've come a long way since then!"

Smoking: Then and Now

Sara Bellum
December 09, 2009

What we know about drug abuse evolves over time. This is true for smoking and tobacco addiction, too. We know much more now than we did 100, 40, or even 10 years ago. Read More »

14 Comments
NIDA’s DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY 2009 Transcript Is Now Online; Image Courtesy of ICF Macro

NIDA's DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY 2009—Transcript Is Now Online

Sara Bellum
December 08, 2009

What do kids want to know about drugs if no one is watching them write the questions? See for yourself! NIDA's DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY transcript is now online. NIDA scientists and staff answered hundreds of questions from teens all over the country. You can read some sample questions below. Read More »

4 Comments
The SBB wants your feedback; Image Courtesy of Lesley Mitchell

Let's Talk: SBB Wants Your Feedback

Sara Bellum
December 03, 2009

Hey, SBB readers, are you ready for round two? We sure hope so. Read More »

0 Comments
The Facing AIDS Campaign

NIDA is Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2009

Sara Bellum
December 01, 2009

NIDA faces AIDS by continuing to explore the link between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse. Here are some facts we shared in a recent post that bear repeating on World AIDS Day. Read More »

3 Comments
Prescription drug abuse among teen girls

Rx Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
November 24, 2009

Have you ever wondered about whether medications prescribed by a doctor could actually be dangerous? Or whether giving a friend a prescription pill you take for ADHD could be bad for them? Read More »

23 Comments

Pages