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Brain scan illuminating an injured part of the brain.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Drug Use—A Closer Look

The NIDA Blog Team
January 15, 2015

A study reports that those who suffered a TBI before age 5 or between 16 and 25 have an increased risk for dependence on alcohol and drugs. Read More »

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Man in a virtual world

Virtual Reality and Drug Abuse Treatment

Sara Bellum
January 22, 2014

Do you or your friends play video games? Many video games create a virtual reality, a world that only exists on a computer, made up of vivid images and engrossing stories. Read More »

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Tin of bath salts

Bath Salts: An Emerging Danger

Sara Bellum
February 05, 2013

Bath salts—the drug, not the perfumed crystals you put in bath water—showed up just a few years ago. Read More »

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Two adults presenting and award to a teenage girl.

NIDA's Where Are They Now Series? Turning Tragedy Into Inspiration

Sara Bellum
November 20, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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A teenage girl.

Life as an Intern at NIDA's Public Information and Liaison Branch

Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow
November 15, 2012

My name is Zofia, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about my experience interning with NIDA this past summer. I worked at NIDA last summer also, but in a different office. Read More »

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