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Celebrities and Drug Abuse

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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Tour de France

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 »

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s Road to Recovery

The NIDA Blog Team
March 12, 2015

In addition to sharing her talents with the world, Demi Lovato shares her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Read More »

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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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