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Celebrating Young People in Recovery

Sara Bellum
September 13, 2012

Because addiction is a disease, it can be treated with therapy and, in some cases, medication. People can enter recovery from addiction, just like people can enter recovery from other diseases, like cancer. Read More »

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Brain Awareness Week: How NIDA Contributes to Brain Research

Sara Bellum
March 13, 2012

It’s that time again here at the Sara Bellum Blog: Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by our friends at the Dana Foundation. Read More »

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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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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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