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Celebrating Young People in Recovery

Sara Bellum
September 13, 2012

Because addiction is a disease, it can be treated with therapy and, in some cases, medication. People can enter recovery from addiction, just like people can enter recovery from other diseases, like cancer. Read More »

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Winning Videos: Tobacco--I'm Not Buying It

Sara Bellum
August 08, 2012

According to the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and young people, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Read More »

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NIDA Urged SADD Teens: "Choose Your Path" at National Conference

Sara Bellum
August 01, 2012

Last year: Chicago. This year: Los Angeles. Read More »

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Today Is National HIV Testing Day

Sara Bellum
June 27, 2012

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Take Action During National Prevention Week

Sara Bellum
May 22, 2012

This week is the first annual National Prevention Week (NPW)—a celebration of what people and organizations do in their communities to prevent drug and alcohol abuse and to promote mental and emotional well-being. Read More »

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