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Fear of Stigma: Does It Hold You Back?

Sara Bellum
February 12, 2013

If you’re like most people, you may try to avoid revealing anything about yourself that will make people think differently or negatively about you. Basically, you’re avoiding stigma—which is being marked by shame or disgrace. But what if you have a drug problem and want to get help? Read More »

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Using What You Learn To Help Others

Joanna Arellano, NIDA Spring 2012 College Intern
September 25, 2012

My experience at NIDA was an incredible one where I learned a great deal about addiction, the science behind it, and outreach to NIDA’s different audiences. Read More »

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Elton John

Elton John Reflects on Drug Addiction

Sara Bellum
August 22, 2012

Many people who are in recovery from drug abuse tell their story to try and help others. The latest celebrity to talk about his struggles with drugs—cocaine and alcohol—is singer Elton John. He recently gave interviews about the release of his new book. Read More »

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Whitney Houston: Cocaine and Heart Disease

Sara Bellum
April 25, 2012

In March 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was accidental drowning. Cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors in her death. Read More »

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Learning About Drugs From the Inside

Sharlett, NIDA Intern
April 05, 2012

My name is Sharlett, and I’m from Washington State. Recently, I completed an internship for NIDA in Washington, DC. Read More »

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