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InstaBuzzed: Celebrities, Drugs, and Social Media

The NIDA Blog Team
January 22, 2015

Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Rihanna, and Nicky Minaj have posted hundreds of pictures on Instagram with drugs and alcohol. With celebrities racking up millions of followers, it’s a bummer that some of them use their reach and power to promote their use of alcohol and drugs.  Read More »

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In Memoriam: Lost to Addiction and Mental Illness

The NIDA Blog Team
December 22, 2014

We’d like to remember the actors and musicians whom we lost in 2014 to drug addiction or related mental illness this past year. Read More »

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Stephen Strasburg preparing to pitch a baseball.

Stephen Strasburg’s Commitment To Quit Tobacco

The NIDA Blog Team
October 02, 2014

Quitting tobacco, whether it’s smokeless or cigarettes, is not something you do on a whim. You have to want to quit and to make a plan for how you are going to get through those first couple of weeks. Read More »

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Macklemore performing in Toronto during The Heist Tour.

Macklemore Talks Drug Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery

Sara Bellum
February 26, 2014

“I wanted to get clean. Read More »

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Nora D. Volkow, M.D., NIDA Director

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death and the Terrible Toll of Addiction

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., NIDA Director
February 19, 2014

In early February, movie fans lost another great talent to heroin. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who starred as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, died at age 46 of an apparent heroin overdose. Read More »

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