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Michael Guo

Science in an Office Environment: My Summer at NIDA

October 18, 2012  /  Michael Guo, NIDA Summer 2012 Intern

My name is Michael and I was an intern at NIDA during the summer of 2012. Normally, people picture scientists in laboratories when they think about the National Institutes of Health, but my time with NIDA has shown me that a lot of important scientific work is done in the office setting. 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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Brain Awareness Week: How NIDA Contributes to Brain Research

March 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

It’s that time again here at the Sara Bellum Blog: Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by our friends at the Dana Foundation. Read More »

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Why Does the Government Study Drug Abuse?

November 15, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Why have a government agency to regulate the food we eat (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and an agency to help protect our health (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)? Read More »

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The Different Angles of Addiction

September 07, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You may think you know what addiction is—lots of people have many different opinions about addiction and different ways of defining it. Here are some myths you may have heard: Read More »

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