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


The NIDA Blog Team
September 18, 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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So... Why Do People Like Drugs?

Dr. Joe Frascella, Director of NIDA's Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
January 19, 2010

Is there something magical about drugs and alcohol with us humans? So what's our fascination and why do some of us like them so much?! Actually, before we try and answer that one, let me just say: we are not alone. Read More »

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Meth Mouth and Crank Bugs: Meth-a-morphosis

Sara Bellum
January 11, 2010

The SBB has already told you about some of the nasty effects that methamphetamine can have on the body—remember that post about how scavengers won’t even eat the dead bodies of meth users? Read More »

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Why Research?

Real Teens Ask: Why Research?

Sara Bellum
January 07, 2010

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At the last “Drug Facts Chat Day,” “torgo” asked: Read More »

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Let's Talk: SBB Wants Your Feedback

Sara Bellum
January 05, 2010

The SBB enters 2010 with excitement and hope for a great new year and, as always, we are welcoming your feedback about the Blog. Take a look at Question #3 and let us know what you think! Read More »

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Happy New Year!

Sara Bellum
December 31, 2009

Since we’re at the end of December, it’s almost time for New Year’s Resolutions. Most of those are really hard to keep, right? (like commitments to exercise more or get straight A’s). Read More »

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