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Prescription Drug Abuse

Which Path Would You Choose?

Sara Bellum
August 03, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to see your life in the future? Have you ever wondered what MIGHT have happened if you’d just done something differently? Now’s your chance! Read More »

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Sara Bellum
June 07, 2011

Did you know the prescription drug abuse problem in America has reached what the White House calls “epidemic proportions?” To help teens understand what prescription drug abuse can do to the brain and body, NIDA has created a PEERx Web site contai Read More »

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Word of the Day: Withdrawal

Sara Bellum
May 19, 2011

Ever wonder how “real” those grueling scenes on reality TV shows are when actors and other celebrities check in for addiction rehab and are shown going through withdrawal? After all, these folks are all in show biz! Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director
January 03, 2011

Hello! I am just back from speaking at a news conference about NIDA’s 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)—a big crowd of reporters showed up to hear the latest numbers with regard to teens and drug use. Read More »


Prescription Drug Abuse: What's the Big Deal?

Sara Bellum
December 10, 2010

Lots of people are prescribed prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin to help with pain from an injury or surgery. When taken as prescribed, these medications are safe; but when abused, they can be highly addictive and dangerous—even deadly. Read More »