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A graphic with text. "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, 'No, no, no...' I ain't got the time." Amy Winehouse, from the song "Rehab."

'Amy' and 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'—Up Close and Very Personal

The NIDA Blog Team
August 07, 2015

Anyone who uses drugs can become addicted. And just because someone is famous, that doesn’t make their addiction any more glamorous. Read More »

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Addicted Lives Matter to Gloucester Police

The NIDA Blog Team
July 20, 2015

Update on “Addiction itself is not a crime, it’s a disease.” Read More »

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The door of a police car that says "to protect and to serve"

“Addiction itself is not a crime, it’s a disease.”

The NIDA Blog Team
May 18, 2015

A Massachusetts police department has announced that it will help people who are addicted to drugs get through the system toward detox and recovery. Read More »

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A neon sign that says "e-cigs"

Are E-Cigarettes Harmful?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 04, 2015

We still don’t know if e-cigarettes can hurt your lungs, but we do know that they deliver the same highly addictive nicotine as regular cigarettes. Read More »

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A teen girl holding her head in pain.

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

The NIDA Blog Team
April 02, 2015

A lot of people seem to think marijuana is different from other drugs. Unfortunately, it’s not the case: Just like with other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), you can get addicted to marijuana—especially if you use it during your teen years. Read More »

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