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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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Small Matter with Big Potential for Smokers Trying to Quit

Sara Bellum
October 20, 2010

There’s been a lot of talk about nanotechnology lately—like what does it take to be able to control things as small as atoms or molecules. Now, scientists funded by NIDA are trying to use nanotechnology to help people quit smoking. How, you ask? Read More »

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Association of Women in Forensic Science

Antoinette T. Thwaites
October 19, 2010

The idea for me hosting the event for the National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) came from my career as a forensic chemist—that is someone who examines drugs and chemical evidence related to crimes. Read More »

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Christian Cabrera

NIDA Goes to School: Teens Become the Teachers

Christian Cabrera, Art Director at MFM Design
October 15, 2010

Hello, my name is Christian and I was the graphic designer for NIDA’s new Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths booklet. Read More »

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Chat Day: Let's Talk About Drugs

Sara Bellum
October 13, 2010

Today marks NIDA’s fourth annual Drug Facts Chat Day! Read More »

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Girls and Boys Have Different Reasons for Prescription Drug Use

Sara Bellum
October 12, 2010

Recent research shows that American teen girls have caught up with boys in their rates of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, which hasn’t always been the case. Read More »

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