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Back to "Rehab" for Amy Winehouse?

Sara Bellum
July 06, 2011

Many of you probably heard that the European tour just launched by the talented Amy Winehouse has been canceled after fans watched the diva stumble under the lights in Serbia. Read More »

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Singing Out Against Drugs: ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT, Part 2

Sara Bellum
June 30, 2011

We recently had a chance to talk with Super Star (his legal name) of the ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT (RSSS). He gave us some advice about becoming a rock star, but he also had some great information about shattering the myths around drugs and drug abuse. Check out part 2 of his interview. Read More »


Singing Out Against Drugs: ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT, Part 1

Sara Bellum
June 28, 2011

This is your chance to be a star. Enter the 2011 Teen Substance Abuse Awareness Through Music contest, hosted by the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read More »

Road to Recovery

In Recovery—Steps to Overcoming Addiction

Sara Bellum
May 13, 2011

Most people know that addiction, can be overcome with treatment. But like many other diseases, it is often a winding road to get there. So, what are the steps to a healthier, drug-free life? Read More »


Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Sara Bellum
February 18, 2011

On NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, scientists answered a lot of your great questions. This one is from “I AM MIKE” from Jefferson Township High School in Trenton, New Jersey: Are you more likely to do drugs if someone in your family does? Read More »