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Betty Ford

Betty Ford: Shining a Light on Addiction

Sara Bellum
August 10, 2011

You might have heard the news that former first lady Betty Ford recently died at the age of 93. Many of you reading this might never have heard of Betty Ford; after all, she became First Lady way back in 1974. Read More »

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SADD National conference banner.

Highlights From the SADD National Conference

Sara Bellum
July 27, 2011

This past June, NIDA attended the Students Against Destructive Decisions’ (SADD) national conference in Chicago to give our partner a sneak peek of the new PEERx materials, which aim to raise awareness in young people about the dangers of prescription drug abuse Read More »

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Science fair winner.

Leads for Treating Methamphetamine Addiction

Yamini Naidu, Addiction Science Award Winner
July 20, 2011

My name is Yamini Naidu and I am a sophomore at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Oregon. I have been working on a science project about Methamphetamine (METH) addiction for the past two years, beginning in the summer of 2009. Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Meet Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
July 13, 2011

First, a quiz. What doesn’t belong in this list? a) World History b) Running c) Dark Chocolate d) Brain Science Read More »

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What is a Clinical Trial?

Sarah, NIDA Intern
May 26, 2011

My name is Sarah and before my high school senior year, I spent a summer at NIDA as an intern with the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN). Never heard of it? Neither had I. Read More »

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