Dr. Nora Volkow with the Dalai Lama and other participants in the Mind and Life Conference on Craving, Desire and Addiction in Dharamsala, India.

East Meets West: Dr. Nora Volkow and the Dalai Lama Discuss Addiction

December 31, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In autumn 2013, Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the Director of NIDA, went to India to talk about drug addiction with the Dalai Lama, the worldwide leader of Tibetan Buddhism and a renowned advocate for peace and human rights. Read More »

Brain images showing different amounts of dopamine

Prescription Stimulants Affect People With ADHD Differently

November 01, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

There’ve been lots of headlines lately about the dangers of prescription drug abuse—like taking a friend’s. Read More »

Girl Running

Chasing the Runner's High

July 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, is an avid runner—6 miles a day! We all know the benefits of physical activity on the body, but as a neuroscientist, Dr. Volkow is also interested in how exercise helps the brain. Read More »

HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain

May 30, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

SBB has talked a lot about how drug addiction is a complicated brain disease. But it’s not the only one. Read More »

French fries

Addicted to French Fries: Is Food a Drug?

April 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three kids and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. Read More »

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