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Brain scan illuminating an injured part of the brain.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Drug Use: A Closer Look

January 15, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People who suffered a traumatic brain injury before age 5, or between 16 and 25, have an increased risk for a problem with drug or alcohol. Read More »

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Man in a virtual world

Virtual Reality and Drug Abuse Treatment

January 22, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Do you or your friends play video games? Many video games create a virtual reality, a world that only exists on a computer, made up of vivid images and engrossing stories. Read More »

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Tin of bath salts

Bath Salts: An Emerging Danger

February 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Bath salts—the drug, not the perfumed crystals you put in bath water—showed up just a few years ago. Read More »

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Two adults presenting and award to a teenage girl.

NIDA's Where Are They Now Series? Turning Tragedy Into Inspiration

November 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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A teenage girl.

Life as an Intern at NIDA's Public Information and Liaison Branch

November 15, 2012  /  Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow

My name is Zofia, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about my experience interning with NIDA this past summer. I worked at NIDA last summer also, but in a different office. Read More »

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