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Steroids (Anabolic)

Diet pills on a plate with a measuring tape

Thin at any Cost?

Sara Bellum
April 11, 2013

You only need to stand in a supermarket checkout line to realize our society is obsessed with how people look. Magazine headlines scream, “Guess Who!” next to a picture of a flabby stomach. Or they praise “So-and-So’s Awesome Post-Baby Body!” Read More »

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A young lady leaning on a railing.

Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Elisabeth Burton, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner
December 04, 2012

About 4 years ago, my good friend tried to die by suicide; the reason behind it? She felt like she didn’t match up to the women you see in magazines; she felt like she wasn’t beautiful or skinny enough. Read More »

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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong: More News We'd Rather Not Have

Carol Krause, Chief of NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch
September 18, 2012

Hello, you last heard from me when Michael Jackson died, although I’m behind the scenes at NIDA almost every day. Read More »

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Bicyclist

Doping Disaster: On the Wheels of a Scandal

Sara Bellum
November 08, 2011

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong, winner of the Tour de France 7 times, and his teammates from the U.S. Read More »

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pills spelling out steroids

Hit the Gym, Not the Pills

Sara Bellum
March 29, 2011

Most of us have something about ourselves that we’d like to change. Too tall, too short, too fat, too thin, too stocky, too anything… In fact, research suggests that more than half of teens are unsatisfied with their bodies for some reason. Read More »

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