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Dr. Nora Volkow with the Dalai Lama and other participants in the Mind and Life Conference on Craving, Desire and Addiction in Dharamsala, India.

East Meets West: Dr. Nora Volkow and the Dalai Lama Discuss Addiction

Sara Bellum
December 31, 2013

In autumn 2013, Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the Director of NIDA, went to India to talk about drug addiction with the Dalai Lama, the worldwide leader of Tibetan Buddhism and a renowned advocate for peace and human rights. Read More »

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Jane Lynch in Glee PSA about addiction

"Glee" Cast Members Speak Out About Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
October 24, 2013

Earlier this month, the TV show “Glee” aired its tribute episode to Cory Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson. Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan on Why Recovery Can Be So Hard

Sara Bellum
August 22, 2013

“I’m an addict,” Lindsay Lohan told Oprah in a recent interview. Read More »

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Cory Monteith

“Glee” Star Continues Path to Recovery From Drug Addiction

Sara Bellum
April 30, 2013

Recovery from addiction doesn’t mean completing a rehabilitation program and then you are cured. Addiction is a brain disease that requires commitment and effort every single day to stay off drugs. It can also mean more than one round of treatment—and usually does. Read More »

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Grant speaking at the TED Talks

Finding Your Voice: Using Creativity for Positive Change

Sara Bellum
April 04, 2013

In 2011, at age 14, Grant Davis was recognized by NIDA and the GRAMMY Foundation for his song, “Just a Child,” a tribute to his older sister Kelly, who struggled with addiction. Read More »

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