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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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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 »

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 »


Back to "Rehab" for Amy Winehouse?

Sara Bellum
July 06, 2011

Many of you probably heard that the European tour just launched by the talented Amy Winehouse has been canceled after fans watched the diva stumble under the lights in Serbia. Read More »

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Singing Out Against Drugs: ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT, Part 2

Sara Bellum
June 30, 2011

We recently had a chance to talk with Super Star (his legal name) of the ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT (RSSS). He gave us some advice about becoming a rock star, but he also had some great information about shattering the myths around drugs and drug abuse. Check out part 2 of his interview. Read More »