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Why Does the Government Study Drug Abuse?

Sara Bellum
November 15, 2011

Why have a government agency to regulate the food we eat (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and an agency to help protect our health (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)? Read More »

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Electric human brain.

The Different Angles of Addiction

Sara Bellum
September 07, 2011

You may think you know what addiction is—lots of people have many different opinions about addiction and different ways of defining it. Here are some myths you may have heard: Read More »

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Science fair winner.

Leads for Treating Methamphetamine Addiction

Yamini Naidu, Addiction Science Award Winner
July 20, 2011

My name is Yamini Naidu and I am a sophomore at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Oregon. I have been working on a science project about Methamphetamine (METH) addiction for the past two years, beginning in the summer of 2009. Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Meet Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
July 13, 2011

First, a quiz. What doesn’t belong in this list? a) World History b) Running c) Dark Chocolate d) Brain Science Read More »

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A girl at a podium giving a speech.

What is a Clinical Trial?

Sarah, NIDA Intern
May 26, 2011

My name is Sarah and before my high school senior year, I spent a summer at NIDA as an intern with the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN). Never heard of it? Neither had I. Read More »

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