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Dr. Nora Volkow Blog Posts

Dr. Nora Volkow Chat Day Video Screenshot. ONE MORE WEEK! Remembering past years as we countdown to Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day. Here is NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow in a #NDAFW #throwback.

NIDA Director Kicks Off NDAFW and Chat Day

January 22, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

More than 50 scientists chat live with teens across the country on National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day. Read More »

NIDA director Nora Volkow, M.D. at TedMed

Obesity and Drug Addiction: The Brain Connection TedMed Talk by NIDA Director

January 29, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Many tasty foods trigger a burst of the brain chemical called dopamine in the brain’s reward circuit that is similar to what some drugs produce. Over time, the reward circuit can get less sensitive to the dopamine—it needs the constant dopamine surge from fattening food.  Read More »

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., NIDA Director

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death and the Terrible Toll of Addiction

February 19, 2014  /  Nora D. Volkow, M.D., NIDA Director

In early February, movie fans lost another great talent to heroin. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who starred as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, died at age 46 of an apparent heroin overdose. Read More »

Female scientist

Science and Gender: Encouraging More Girls To Become Scientists

March 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Here at NIDA, we are fortunate to be led by a trailblazing female scientist, Dr. Nora Volkow. Read More »

Chart of Past-Year Teen Drug Abuse

During National Drug Facts Week: The Truth About Prescription Drugs

February 01, 2013  /  Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

Did you know that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are the most commonly abused substances by high school seniors (after marijuana and alcohol)? Read More »

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