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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.

Carl M. Letamendi, M.B.A., Ph.D. (ABD).

Reflecting on Experiences as a NIDA Fall Intern


Carl M. Letamendi, M.B.A., Ph.D. (ABD)
April 16, 2014

I am finishing my Ph.D. in May 2014 in a field housed under the umbrella of social sciences, called conflict analysis and resolution. The field provides the foundation and skills necessary to identify areas of conflict and resolve them without the need for taking legal action. Read More »

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Christian Cabrera

NIDA Goes to School: Teens Become the Teachers

Christian Cabrera, Art Director at MFM Design
October 15, 2010

Hello, my name is Christian and I was the graphic designer for NIDA’s new Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths booklet. Read More »

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Experts responding to student questions

Chat Day: Let's Talk About Drugs

Sara Bellum
October 13, 2010

Today marks NIDA’s fourth annual Drug Facts Chat Day! Read More »

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Girls and Boys Have Different Reasons for Prescription Drug Use

Sara Bellum
October 12, 2010

Recent research shows that American teen girls have caught up with boys in their rates of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, which hasn’t always been the case. Read More »

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Warning Sign

Word of the Day: Psychoactive Drugs

Sara Bellum
October 07, 2010

Have you ever heard the term ”psychoactive drugs?” Drugs in this category act on the central nervous system and and alter its normal, everyday activity, causing changes in mood, awareness, and behavior. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Define Interesting

Sara Bellum
October 06, 2010

Ready for another question, SBB readers? Hope that’s a yes! We want to know what you think. And now for Question #7: Which of these topics interest you the most – personal stories, current events, celebrities, sports, relationships, technology, something else? Read More »

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