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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you.

Carl M. Letamendi, M.B.A., Ph.D. (ABD).

Reflecting on Experiences as a NIDA Fall Intern


Carl M. Letamendi, M.B.A., Ph.D. (ABD)
April 16, 2014

I am finishing my Ph.D. in May 2014 in a field housed under the umbrella of social sciences, called conflict analysis and resolution. The field provides the foundation and skills necessary to identify areas of conflict and resolve them without the need for taking legal action. Read More »

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Painkiller Abuse in the NFL: A Hefty Price for Entertainment

Sara Bellum
September 10, 2013

America loves its football—watching an NFL game on a crisp fall Sunday with our friends and families is a big part of our culture. But that fun comes at a cost to the pros who get tackled over and over in pursuit of a touchdown. Read More »

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Concert Goers Overdose on Molly

Sara Bellum
September 05, 2013

MDMA, or Molly, is suspected in the death of 2 people who attended Electric Zoo—a 3-day f Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

Sara Bellum
September 04, 2013

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted their questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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Alcohol: The Friend Factor

Sara Bellum
August 28, 2013

There may be some truth to the saying “you are who you hang out with.” Researchers have discovered that teens whose best friends drink alcohol are twice as likely to try alcohol t Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan on Why Recovery Can Be So Hard

Sara Bellum
August 22, 2013

“I’m an addict,” Lindsay Lohan told Oprah in a recent interview. Read More »

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