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The Swiss Cheese Model of Addiction


The NIDA Blog Team
October 23, 2014

Scientists now know drug addiction is a disease and that there are lots of things that can contribute to your risk for getting that disease—what are called risk factors. Read More »

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Download the Message

Sara Bellum
June 07, 2011

Did you know the prescription drug abuse problem in America has reached what the White House calls “epidemic proportions?” To help teens understand what prescription drug abuse can do to the brain and body, NIDA has created a PEERx Web site containin Read More »

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Let’s Get Interactive!

Let's Talk: Let’s Get Interactive!

Sara Bellum
June 03, 2011

The Sara Bellum Blog isn’t just a place for us to post information… Talking to ourselves is boring! By now you know that our readers’ opinions really matter to us, and we want to interact with you, exchanging ideas and information. Read More »

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Cyberspace is the New Frontier in Fighting Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
June 01, 2011

So you’re friends with 100 or more people on Facebook, right? What are the chances that someone you know or a family member is in trouble with drugs or alcohol? Or thinking about trying something they wouldn’t do if they knew the facts? Read More »

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What is a Clinical Trial?

Sarah, NIDA Intern
May 26, 2011

My name is Sarah and before my high school senior year, I spent a summer at NIDA as an intern with the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN). Never heard of it? Neither had I. Read More »

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Alcohol on the Brain

Real Teens Ask: Got Alcohol on the Brain?

Sara Bellum
May 24, 2011

As many of you know, the brain is still well under way in the development process through the teen years into your 20’s. Your decisions today can affect the way your brain develops. Ever wondered how? “Warda” from Wantagh Middle School in New York asks: Read More »

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