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Get Involved and Help Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

January 03, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

It’s the final countdown to National Drug Facts Week—January 28 through February 3, 2013! Read More »

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Two teenage girls.

Mentors: Helping Teens Help Each Other

December 18, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Get good grades. Spend time with friends. Make your parents proud. Eat healthy. Exercise. Volunteer. Choose a college. Don’t relax until you’ve finished all of the above. Read More »

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A black purse.

Fashion Inspired by Rx Drugs? Mary Kate and Ashley's Pill Bag

December 11, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Child actresses turned luxury fashion designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen recently announced the release of patent Nile crocodile skin backpacks, some of which are covered with fake prescription drugs, as part of their fashion line. Read More »

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Celebration of Science

December 06, 2012  /  Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow

On Saturday, September 8, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a very special event on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) main campus, called “Celebration of Science,” otherwise known as COS. Read More »

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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

December 04, 2012  /  Elisabeth Burton, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner

About 4 years ago, my good friend tried to die by suicide; the reason behind it? She felt like she didn’t match up to the women you see in magazines; she felt like she wasn’t beautiful or skinny enough. Read More »

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