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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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Nationwide Survey Shows Fewer Teens Think Marijuana Is Harmful

Sara Bellum
December 18, 2013

Today, NIDA released the latest results from the 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, which asks more than 40,000 8th, 10th, and 12th graders about drug, alcohol, and cigarette use. The study revealed both good news and areas for concern. Read More »

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Zarin Rahman receiving her award

Screen Time and Teens: An Interview With Zarin Rahman

Sara Bellum
December 17, 2013

Zarin Rahman is a senior at Brookings High School in South Dakota. She won the 1st place 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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5 Myths About ADHD Drugs

Sara Bellum
December 12, 2013

Prescription stimulants—like Adderall and Ritalin—have been in the news Read More »

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Emory Payne

Alcohol and Zebrafish: An Interview With Emory Payne

Sara Bellum
December 10, 2013

Emory Payne is a senior at Bancroft School in Massachusetts. Emory and his lab partner, Zohaib Majaz, won the 2nd place 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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Designated Driver = No Alcohol

Sara Bellum
December 05, 2013

The holiday season is upon us once again, and alcohol often is served at parties and family gatherings. Read More »

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