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A Lifeline in the Sea of Sorrow: Where to Get Help When You Need It

The NIDA Blog Team
September 14, 2015

Sometimes, people don’t need just information, they need help. Here’s how to reach out when you need to talk to someone. Read More »

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Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

The NIDA Blog Team
September 09, 2015

Some people say it’s time to let athletes use marijuana to treat pain from the injuries professional sports can inflict. Read More »

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Why Be a Zombie?—Spice and Health Risks

The NIDA Blog Team
August 18, 2015

If you use Spice, you don’t know what you’re putting into your body—or what those unknown ingredients can do once they get inside you. Read More »

A graphic with text. "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, 'No, no, no...' I ain't got the time." Amy Winehouse, from the song "Rehab."

'Amy' and 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'—Up Close and Very Personal

The NIDA Blog Team
August 07, 2015

Anyone who uses drugs can become addicted. And just because someone is famous, that doesn’t make their addiction any more glamorous. Read More »

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Addicted Lives Matter to Gloucester Police

The NIDA Blog Team
July 20, 2015

Update on “Addiction itself is not a crime, it’s a disease.” Read More »