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Drug Abuse Prevention

Teen boy getting a vaccination in his arm.

A Vaccine for Drug Abuse? Maybe Someday

Sara Bellum
January 08, 2014

You’ve likely gotten vaccines for many different diseases, like measles, hepatitis B, and tetanus. But NIDA researchers hope that someday a vaccine will help people avoid drug abuse too. Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow with the Dalai Lama and other participants in the Mind and Life Conference on Craving, Desire and Addiction in Dharamsala, India.

East Meets West: Dr. Nora Volkow and the Dalai Lama Discuss Addiction

Sara Bellum
December 31, 2013

In autumn 2013, Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the Director of NIDA, went to India to talk about drug addiction with the Dalai Lama, the worldwide leader of Tibetan Buddhism and a renowned advocate for peace and human rights. Read More »

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Former “Jersey Shore” Star in Recovery From Painkiller Addiction

Sara Bellum
November 21, 2013

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino recently opened up about his recovery from painkiller addiction. Read More »

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Teen talking to friend about drug abuse.

Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help?

Sara Bellum
November 05, 2013

During NIDA’s 2013 Drug Facts Chat Day, several teens shared touching stories about friends who are struggling with drug abuse and asked how they can Read More »

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Silhouette of a man drinking alcohol

My Addicted Father

Anonymous
October 31, 2013

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. We asked teens to tell us who inspires them to stay away from illicit drugs. Here’s what one teen said.  You probably haven't met my mother. Or any of my teachers. Or the friends I surround myself with. Read More »

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