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Drug Abuse Prevention

Blake Minnerly

Transforming Tragedy Into Hope

Blake Minnerly, Teacher at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School
October 02, 2012

One of the things I love most about music is its ability to transform tragedy into hope, as anyone who has listened obsessively to a "breakup song" knows. But, as artists like Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Joan Baez, and countless others have shown, songs can do more than comfort. Read More »

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Using What You Learn To Help Others

Joanna Arellano, NIDA Spring 2012 College Intern
September 25, 2012

My experience at NIDA was an incredible one where I learned a great deal about addiction, the science behind it, and outreach to NIDA’s different audiences. Read More »

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Scared teen girl

Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

Sara Bellum
February 28, 2012

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

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Blast from the Past: "Just Say No"

Sara Bellum
August 24, 2011

In 1982, then-First Lady Nancy Reagan launched an anti-drug campaign famously known as “Just say no.” While many people—including public health experts—believed the message was an important one to get out to teens, others thought it was way too simplistic and would not appeal to them. Read More »

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Taking Care of Business in Wyoming

Sara Bellum
August 16, 2010

It’s hard to keep good news a secret. Some organizations think they can work “hush-hush” without us noticing, but at NIDA, we’re always on the lookout for people and places that are doing a new thing. Read More »

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