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In Memoriam: Lost to Addiction and Mental Illness

The NIDA Blog Team
December 22, 2014

We’d like to remember the actors and musicians whom we lost in 2014 to drug addiction or related mental illness this past year. Read More »

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Keep Up the Good Work: Teens Are Drinking Less, Smoking Less, and Using Fewer Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 16, 2014

For several years straight, teens have been drinking less alcohol, smoking fewer cigarettes, and, with a few exceptions, using fewer illicit drugs. 2014 continued that trend. Read More »

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Crossing the Line: Athletes Risk Their Health When Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 11, 2014

Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage. Read More »

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The NIDA Blog Team
December 08, 2014

We’re kicking off our new vine videos with our much anticipated results of our Monitoring the Future survey. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

Eric Wargo, Ph.D.
December 04, 2014

The brain is a powerful instrument.  Meditation can help it do even more amazing things by sharpening and enhancing its powers. Read More »