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Wired to Win? Drug Testing Comes to eSports

The NIDA Blog Team
November 18, 2015

Like the big leagues in traditional sports, electronic sports are facing their own drug scandal, as some “e-athletes” turn to chemicals for an extra edge in performance.  Read More »

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Can World Series Baseball Knock Chewing Tobacco out of the Park?

The NIDA Blog Team
October 30, 2015

Chewing tobacco has been a tradition in professional baseball for decades, but it can be every bit as dangerous as smoking tobacco. Read More »

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Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

The NIDA Blog Team
September 09, 2015

Some people say it’s time to let athletes use marijuana to treat pain from the injuries professional sports can inflict. Read More »

A graphic with text. "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, 'No, no, no...' I ain't got the time." Amy Winehouse, from the song "Rehab."

'Amy' and 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'—Up Close and Very Personal

The NIDA Blog Team
August 07, 2015

Anyone who uses drugs can become addicted. And just because someone is famous, that doesn’t make their addiction any more glamorous. Read More »

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Dopers’ Downfall May Be Cycling’s Salvation—Tour de France 2015: End of an Era

The NIDA Blog Team
July 09, 2015

Athletic competition is about using your own strength and skill, period. But when nearly everyone is cheating…what’s an athlete to do? Read More »