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A person using a syringe to inject a substance into a football.

How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

The NIDA Blog Team
February 01, 2016

Behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, a different competition is going on: the National Football League (NFL) vs. drug use. Read More »

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A Personal Story of Sorrow and Hope: The Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Jeremy Waletzky, M.D.
January 27, 2016

If there had been a treatment that worked, Jacob would have used it. He’d had several treatments that helped some—but he was still dead. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Lincoln Faces Addiction in CW’s TV Show The 100

The NIDA Blog Team
January 20, 2016

Fictional characters are sometimes depicted dealing with issues of drug use and addiction. How accurate are their experiences? Read More »

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Sam Motsay

SAMs Watch: Honoring a Lost Life by Saving Others

The NIDA Blog Team
January 13, 2016

Sam and a couple of his friends tried what they thought was LSD or acid. Sam went to bed later that evening, and the next morning he didn’t wake up. Read More »

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Peering Into the Teen Brain: What Does Risky Behavior Look Like?

The NIDA Blog Team
January 05, 2016

Researchers are getting closer to understanding one important factor behind the risky choices of teens who use drugs. It has to do with the brain. Read More »

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