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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

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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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston: Legendary Singer Dies After Struggle With Addiction

Sara Bellum
February 22, 2012

On February 12, the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards paid tribute to music legend Whitney Houston, who died the previous night at the young age of 48. Read More »

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Teen boy smoking

Smoking: How It Primes the Brain for Addiction

Sara Bellum
January 24, 2012

More people understand now the harmful effects that smoking has on the body as well as the addictive effects of nicotine. Read More »

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