Road to Recovery

In Recovery—Steps to Overcoming Addiction

May 13, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Most people know that addiction, can be overcome with treatment. But like many other diseases, it is often a winding road to get there. So, what are the steps to a healthier, drug-free life? Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

February 18, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

On NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, scientists answered a lot of your great questions. This one is from “I AM MIKE” from Jefferson Township High School in Trenton, New Jersey: Are you more likely to do drugs if someone in your family does? Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Is a Drug?

February 11, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Every year on NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, scientists chat with teens across the country to answer their questions about the science behind drug abuse and addiction. Read More »

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Ethan Guinn at Lab

Are Video Games Addictive?

October 26, 2010  /  Ethan Guinn, 2008 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner

Guest Blogger, Ethan Guinn, a winner of NIDA’s Addiction Science Award, describes how his interest in science (and video games) has brought him lots of exciting changes and opportunities. Read More »

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The Price of Smoking

October 21, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve already heard plenty about what smoking can do to your looks and your life. Read More »

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