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Love and Drugs and Violence

February 16, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

There is a connection between people in abusive dating relationships and drugs and alcohol. Read More »

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Hookah Isn’t Harmless

February 09, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Think smoking hookah is safe? Or at least safer than cigarettes? Think again. Read More »

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How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

February 01, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, a different competition is going on: the National Football League (NFL) vs. drug use. Read More »

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A Personal Story of Sorrow and Hope: The Jacob P. Waletzky Award

January 27, 2016  /  Jeremy Waletzky, M.D.

If there had been a treatment that worked, Jacob would have used it. He’d had several treatments that helped some—but he was still dead. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Lincoln Faces Addiction in CW’s TV Show The 100

January 20, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Fictional characters are sometimes depicted dealing with issues of drug use and addiction. How accurate are their experiences? Read More »