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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan on Why Recovery Can Be So Hard

August 22, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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

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Cory Monteith

“Glee” Star Continues Path to Recovery From Drug Addiction

April 30, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Recovery from addiction doesn’t mean completing a rehabilitation program and then you are cured. Addiction is a brain disease that requires commitment and effort every single day to stay off drugs. It can also mean more than one round of treatment—and usually does. Read More »

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Grant speaking at the TED Talks

Finding Your Voice: Using Creativity for Positive Change

April 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In 2011, at age 14, Grant Davis was recognized by NIDA and the GRAMMY Foundation for his song, “Just a Child,” a tribute to his older sister Kelly, who struggled with addiction. Read More »

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Girl upset because she feels singled out

Fear of Stigma: Does It Hold You Back?

February 12, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

If you’re like most people, you may try to avoid revealing anything about yourself that will make people think differently or negatively about you. Basically, you’re avoiding stigma—which is being marked by shame or disgrace. But what if you have a drug problem and want to get help? Read More »

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Joanna's self-portrait

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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