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Using What You Learn To Help Others

September 25, 2012  /  Joanna Arellano, NIDA Spring 2012 College Intern

My experience at NIDA was an incredible one where I learned a great deal about addiction, the science behind it, and outreach to NIDA’s different audiences. Read More »

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Winning Videos--Stop Rx Abuse, North Carolina

September 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Narcotics and prescription drugs account for about 75% of all deaths caused by unintentional poisonings in North Carolina. Read More »

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Lance Armstrong: More News We'd Rather Not Have

September 18, 2012  /  Carol Krause, Chief of NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch

Hello, you last heard from me when Michael Jackson died, although I’m behind the scenes at NIDA almost every day. Read More »

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Celebrating Young People in Recovery

September 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Because addiction is a disease, it can be treated with therapy and, in some cases, medication. People can enter recovery from addiction, just like people can enter recovery from other diseases, like cancer. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

September 11, 2012  /  Eric Wargo, Office of Science Policy and Communications at NIDA

I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan. When I was a teenager, my hero was Mister Spock—cool, analytical, even-tempered, and smarter than everyone around him. Being raised in his ancient society of the planet Vulcan made him a force to be reckoned with. Read More »

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