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Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling—UPDATE


The NIDA Blog Team
September 17, 2014

In just one year there has been an increase of over 3,000 deaths from drug overdose—nearly 8%—between 2010 and 2011. More than half of those deaths (55%) are related to prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Cindy Miner, Deputy Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications

Dr. Cindy Miner, Deputy Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications
January 11, 2011

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Guest Blog from Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director
January 03, 2011

Hello! I am just back from speaking at a news conference about NIDA’s 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)—a big crowd of reporters showed up to hear the latest numbers with regard to teens and drug use. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Drug Information Web Sites

Sara Bellum
December 22, 2010

SBB talks a lot about science related to drug abuse and addiction. Judging from the great comments and questions that you guys have posted during the year, we can tell that you have brushed up on your facts. So once again, give us the scoop: Read More »

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Getting in the Grammy Groove

Jordan Atkins and Dae’ Vion Caves
December 17, 2010

MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation Teen Substance Abuse, in collaboration with NIDA recently sponsored the Awareness through Music Contest for high school students to create and perform an original composition called the Teen Subs Read More »

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Prescription Drug Abuse: What's the Big Deal?

Sara Bellum
December 10, 2010

Lots of people are prescribed prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin to help with pain from an injury or surgery. When taken as prescribed, these medications are safe; but when abused, they can be highly addictive and dangerous—even deadly. Read More »

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