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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

Sara Bellum
March 08, 2012

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. When this happens, the person has “co-occurring disorders.” Read More »

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We Need Your Opinion! Apply for the 2012-13 Teen Advisory Group

Sara Bellum
March 06, 2012

NIDA is the largest supporter of the world's research on drug abuse and addiction. Our responsibilities include sharing our scientific findings with the public. Teens are one of our most important audiences. Read More »

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Coca-Cola's Scandalous Past

Sara Bellum
March 01, 2012

Did you hear the one about cocaine being found in the recipe for Coca-Cola? Well, it’s true. Read More »

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Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

Sara Bellum
February 28, 2012

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

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Super Bowl Commercials: Which Do You Remember?

Sara Bellum
February 24, 2012

Each year, the TV commercials during the Super Bowl are particularly memorable. They ought to be! Did you know that 30 seconds of ad time during the 2012 Super Bowl cost approximately $3.5 million? Read More »

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