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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

Boy playing a game on his phone.

Video Game Addiction—Is it Real?


Sara Bellum
April 09, 2014

Doodle Jump. Candy Crush. FarmVille. Angry Birds. Cut the Rope. Fruit Ninja. Words With Friends. Read More »

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Alaina Sonksen

Bath Salts and Fruit Flies: An Interview With Alaina Sonksen

Sara Bellum
November 27, 2013

Alaina Sonksen is a senior at Camdenton High School in Missouri. She won the 3rd place 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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A cigarette tied in a knot

The Tobacco 21 Bill: Limiting Teen Access to Tobacco

Sara Bellum
November 25, 2013

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Read More »

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Former “Jersey Shore” Star in Recovery From Painkiller Addiction

Sara Bellum
November 21, 2013

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino recently opened up about his recovery from painkiller addiction. Read More »

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Gili Risak

Twitter and Teenagers: An Interview With Gili Rusak

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2013

Gili Rusak is a junior in high school. She won an Honorable Mention 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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Yvonne Urbina

National Drug Facts Week is right around the corner….

Yvonne Urbina
November 13, 2013

Hello! Read More »

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